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.”
– GARRETT MCNAMARA
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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- Garrett McNamara: Website | Facebook | Instagram | YouTube
- Garrett McNamara Foundation
- Book: Hound Of The Sea
- HBO: 100 Foot Wave
- GQ: You Can Choose to Enjoy Getting Pummeled, and Other Lessons From Big Wave Surfer Garrett McNamara
- Surfer Today: Garrett McNamara: 50 facts about the Hawaiian big wave rider
- Men’s Journal: Big Wave’s Wild Man: The Story of Garrett McNamara
- Men’s Journal: How Garrett McNamara Recovered From the Wipeout of a Lifetime
- Forbes: Pro Surfer Garrett McNamara Talks Ups And Downs of Riding Giant Waves As He Previews New Docu-Series ‘100 Foot Wave’
- Deadline: ‘100 Foot Wave’ Surf Legend Garrett McNamara On Riding Into That “Special Place Where Time Doesn’t Exist”
- Portugal The Simple Life: Garret McNamara – From famous big wave surfer to living in Nazaré Portugal
- Bleacher Report: Garrett McNamara Rides World Record 100-Foot Wave in Portugal
- InsideHook: Will Garrett McNamara Ever Stop Searching for His 100-Foot Wave?
- NBC Sports: Watch American Surfer and Crazy Man Garrett McNamara Ride 100-Foot Wave
- Hypercritic: Garrett McNamara’s 100-foot wave | Surfing on an obsession
- The New York Times: The Biggest Wave Surfed This Year
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