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Big Wave Legend Garrett McNamara On Chasing 100ft+ Waves

By February 6, 2023February 7th, 2023No Comments
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Episode #734



Imagine standing before a 100 foot wave of ocean water.

For most, running to safety is probably the first instinct. But for today’s guest, the thought is singular:

Let’s go surfing.

Meet legendary big wave king Garrett McNamara.

Garrett is an internationally recognized big wave surfer who commanded global attention by surfing one of the world’s largest waves in Nazaré, Portugal, and popularizing Nazaré’s now famous surf break. He has also accomplished a myriad of other absolutely insane surfing feats like surfing waves generated by a 300ft glacier in Alaska, giant barrels breaking on shallow, jagged reefs, and on massive, open ocean hurricane swells.

He’s also the subject of the hit HBO docuseries entitled The 100 Foot Wave which thrillingly chronicles their pursuit of the largest waves in the world. It’s a must-watch Emmy award-winning series packed with real-life edge-of-your-seat danger and outstanding, immersive filmmaking.

“Fear is something we manufacture in our minds. If we stay in the moment, fear doesn’t exist.”


Today we dive into Garrett’s background—how he began surfing, his 100-foot wave quest, and the docuseries that captured it all. As an added bonus, Garrett’s wife Nicole—absolutely his partner in all things—joins the conversation at the end to enlighten us on the manifestation spiritual practice she and Garrett utilize to guide their decision-making and execute their goals.

The visually inclined can watch our conversation on YouTube. And as always, the podcast streams wild and free on Apple Podcasts and Spotify.

Garrett is quite a character, truly one of a kind. My exchange with him and Nicole is one I won’t soon forget.


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