Fuel Up navigates some of these far-off destinations and the waves that live at their heart. Join Laird as he prepares for a day of big-wave surfing—powering up with morning smoothies in the Maldives, or breakfast burritos in Oaxaca, Mexico. After catching the morning session, buckle down for a big lunch, Laird style, with butterflied lobsters in Tahiti or turmeric-marinated snapper in Bali. Wind down the day with a Peruvian stir-fry from the infamous town of Chicama—home to the world’s longest wave—or a cassoulet from La Chappelle, a rocky reef break that comes alive in the foggy depths of winter. From the Wild Coast of South Africa to the Gold Coast of Australia, Laird’s novel take on food and life is synthesized in a cookbook unlike any other that invites readers to master themselves and the world through the art of fueling up!
Laird Hamilton is labeled by Surfer magazine as, “The sport’s most complete surfer, displaying almost unnerving expertise in a multitude of disciplines, and at out surfing’s biggest, boldest, bravest, and the best big wave surfer in the world today, bar none.” Recognized as a primary influence behind many surfing innovations such as tow-in surfing, stand-up paddle boarding and hydrofoil boarding, Hamilton has transcended the sport of surfing to become an international fitness icon. Many of today’s top professional athletes and celebrities look to Laird for training guidance, including instruction in his unique underwater resistance workouts. Laird has a passion for helping others live happy, healthy lives, as exhibited through his work with charities such as the Surfrider Foundation, Race Across America, Pipeline for a Cure for Cystic Fibrosis, and many others. Laird lives with wife Gabrielle Reece and their daughters on the Hawaiian island of Kauai six months out of the year during surfs’ swell season and during the off season, in Malibu, California.
William Cawley began his career in an advertising agency in Soho, London, which led him to establish and run of his own design agency, eventually of over 140 people. With a desire to ‘roll up his sleeves’ once again, William relocated to Los Angeles and now leads a seasoned and illustrious group of brand engineers, Two Feet South, from his studio in Paci c Palisades. A serial entrepreneur, he also operates an impressive portfolio of his own brands, products, and technology.
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