Championship Tour surfer Ezekiel Lau joins the podcast to talk about the wild past year of his career. He describes focusing all his energy on the upcoming Challenger Series finale at Haleiwa, how different it is to prepare for Haleiwa vs Pipe, the expectations put on him as a local Hawaiian surfer, and requalifying for the CT after a year away. He looks back at his journey to becoming a pro surfer, growing up in a non-surfing family in Honolulu, getting pushed by his father to compete, learning the surf industry, and the uber-talented class of surfers he grew up competing against. He dives into his time on The Ultimate Surfer, why he applied for the show, the risks of appearing on it, who his biggest threats were, and how winning the show helped his career. He also talks about going to Kamehameha schools, navigating the industry shift from magazines to Youtube, filming Snapt 4, making improvements to his surfing, harnessing his power, and what surfer he thinks is the best ever at Pipeline.
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