mercredi 22 septembre 2010

Laird Hamilton and the competition

             At the age of 17, Laird could easily follow a career on surfing's World Championship Tour. However, competitive surfing and contests never appealed to Hamilton. For him, "Contests are less about the one big wave than about your performances. Surfing is about your body of work. It's about art. I would snap if I was letting someone other than the audience determine my fate. How does a musician judge his thing? By how many people love his music?"
           So, his main goal was to surf big waves and to develop new ways of riding such as windsurfing, waterskiing, kitesurfing, paddle board and foilboard. His best achievement was tu ride the Teahupo'o wave. It is the heaviest wave ever ridden reaches more of 20 meters.

mardi 21 septembre 2010

Laird Hamilton, an environnemental activist.

Laird Hamilton is also an environmental activist. He joined a protest in Malibu against a proposed plant that was to be built in the area, which would affect the quality of the water. Another celebrities attended the event.

What is the real impact of the involvement of celebrities in public relations events? A strong willingness from celebrities to protest or just a communication support?
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Curriculum vitae

Laird Hamilton was born in San Francisco on March 2, 1964.Even as a child Laird was adventurous, as is shown in footage of him jumping off a sixty foot cliff into deep water at 7 years old.Laird Hamilton lived in one of the greatest surfing regions in the world, the north coast of Oahu, which he enjoyed with a well-known surfer as his father and coach.