Laird Hamilton at home
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Laird Hamilton at home in Malibu

In his new book “Liferider: Heart, Body, Soul, and Life Beyond the Ocean,” Laird Hamilton explores what it means to be human in the age of technology. 

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Laird Hamilton takes a post-sauna shower during his morning workout at home in Malibu. 

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Laird Hamilton takes a sauna in a 220 degree barrel sauna as part of his morning workout. 

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Left to right: Writer and director Randall Wallace, former NFL player Steve Wright, Gabrielle Reece, Darin Olien, and Brandon Jenner.

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Laird Hamilton enjoys his morning pool workout at home in Malibu. 

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Mark Roberts takes an ice bath following his morning workout. 

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Legendary surfer Laird Hamilton checks the waves at Point Dume from his Malibu living room. 

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A salson wall of family photos inside the Malibu home of Laird Hamilton and Gabrielle Reece. 

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Laird Hamilton, left, and wife Gabrielle Reece, right, prepare for their day post-workout. 

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Laird Hamilton, who generally does not eat until 1 p.m., makes a cup of shilajit tea.

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Laird Hamilton and his dog Kawa, the other male presence in the family’s Malibu home. 

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Laird Hamilton’s dog Kawa, takes a break. 

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Laird Hamilton is excited about the day’s delivery: stand up bicycles from Elliiptigo. 

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From left: Brandon Jenner, Darin Olien (standing) and Randall Wallace work out in the pool. Having access to nature and friends is important to Hamilton, especially when there is no surf.  “The house is meant to be used,” adds his wife, Gabrielle Reece.

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“The pool is about community,” Laird Hamilton says. “Sharing is how I learn.”

 

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Hamilton shows off a custom wood foilboard in the garage of his Latigo Canyon home. He no longer surfs on traditional surfboards.  "As a surfer, I always try to keep evolving,” he says. 

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Hamilton sorts through his foilboards as he prepares for a trip to Peru.

 

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 Laird Hamilton converses with his workout partners as he prepares to swim with weights. 

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Laird Hamilton and his wife Gabby Reece at home in Malibu. The family splits its time between Malibu and Kauai.

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Hamilton makes coffee for guests in the first floor gym of his Malibu home. 

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A painting by one of Hamilton’s daughter’s serves as motivation in the home gym.

 

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The couple purchased the 8,000-square-foot home in 1997 for its views of Point Dume and its proximity to the coastal bluffs, where Hamilton regularly cycles. 

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“I find myself drawn to the sea,” says Laird Hamilton. “I seek the sea."  

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With a new book, “Liferider,” the legendary Malibu surfer is preaching the power of humility and empathy.

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