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Laird Hamilton

Laird Hamilton (born March 2, 1964) is an American big-wave surfer, co-inventor of tow-in surfing, and an occasional fashion and action-sports model. He is married to Gabrielle Reece, a professional volleyball player, television personality, and model. Hamilton and his family split their time between residences in Maui, Hawaii, and Malibu, California. Laird was born Laird John Zerfas in San Francisco on March 2, 1964, in an experimental salt-water sphere at UCSF Medical Center designed to ease the mother's labor. His Greek birth father, L. G. Zerfas, left the family before his first birthday. While he was an infant, Laird and his mother, Joann (Zyirek), moved to Hawaii. While still a young boy living on Oahu, Laird met with 1960s surfer Bill Hamilton, a bachelor at the time, on Pūpūkea beach on the North Shore.

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Laird Hamilton -- Go Ahead, Swim with Sharks ... But How's Your Jab? (Just in Case)

Laird Hamilton
Go Ahead, Swim with Sharks But How's Your Jab? (Just in Case)

If big wave surf god Laird Hamilton says there's no need to worry about swimming with baby great white sharks ... we guess we believe him? Maybe, sorta?One of the little buggers is chilling near… READ MORE >

Laird Hamilton -- Jet Ski 'Clowns' RUINED MY SURFING SPOT!!!

Laird Hamilton
Jet Ski 'Clowns' RUINED MY SURFING SPOT!!!

Laird Hamilton's latest surfin' safari was a TOTAL DISASTER ... all because greedy jet skiers have overrun and RUINED the Tahitian spot he made famous ... the surfing icon tells TMZ."They are so… READ MORE >

- 434 days ago
Laird Hamilton -- It's Okay If Lance Armstrong Cheated

Laird Hamilton
It's Okay If Lance Armstrong Cheated

Surfing legend Laird Hamilton thinks it's BS that Lance Armstrong got stripped of his Tour de France titles, but not because he thinks doping is wrong ... but because everyone was doing it.… READ MORE >

- 700 days ago
Laird & Gabby Stay Tanned & Toned

Laird & Gabby
Stay Tanned & Toned

Surf stud Laird Hamilton and his volleyball babe wife Gabrielle Reece are a perfect fit. Check out their matching abs!You'd never guess it by looking at them, but Gabby had baby Brody Jo six… READ MORE >

- 2193 days ago

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