In 1994 he appeared on both ESPN (with his first wife, Brazilian bodyboarder Maria Hamilton) and the cover of the magazine which gained him attention from a number of sporting agencies who recognized his potential, landing an exclusive sponsorship from the French beachwear company 'Oxbow' surf later that year which he still endorses, modelling their clothes and featuring in their adverts. - 1997) (divorced) 1 child With inborn natural aggression coupled with superiority in physical structure, he and his brother bullied their way during his teen and early adult days. His father L.G. Born John Laird Hamilton on 2nd March, 1964 in San Francisco, California, USA, he is famous for Riding Giants. With his first wife, Maria has a daughter Izabella in 1995. By the age of twenty, Laird had already become an accomplished surfer and could have easily left modeling to pursue the well-worn path from clothing endorsements to dominance … He is married to Gabrielle Reece, a professional volleyball player, television personality, and model. Yahoo Life 2,819 views. The couple was blessed with a daughter. The attempt was chronicled in the ski film Groove - Requiem in the key of Ski by Greg Stump (1990). He bagged a modeling contract after a photographer of the Italian Men's Vogue magazine L'Uomo Vogue stumbled on him on a beach in Kaua?i. Nor there are any rumors of her linkage to another man. Laird Hamilton (né Laird John Zerfas le 2 mars 1964 à San Francisco) est un surfeur américain ayant grandi et vivant à Hawaii. Maverick's: the story of big-wave surfing, Most biggest dangerous surf wipeouts caught on camera, Another set of photographs of Laird Hamilton riding The Wave at Teahupoo, 17 August 2000, by Tim McKenna, Now, he is with Gabrielle Reece, who is an American professional volleyball player, sports announcer, and actress.

Born John Laird Hamilton on 2nd March, 1964 in San Francisco, California, USA, he is famous for Riding Giants. Since then, she is following this profession passionately. Laird Hamilton (March 2, 1964) is an American big-wave surfer. Demonstrating his superb ability in the water, in 1999 Laird sailed his windsurfer between the Hawaiian islands of Oahu and Kauai, some fifty miles away, an endeavour he completed in just five or six hours. But, Laird's rejection of, and disposition toward, the contest circuit meant that he had to devise an alternate route to fame and international recognition. Laird also has a daughter named Izabela from his first marriage with Maria Souza, a designer-cum surfer by profession. She has two other step-children Reece Viola Hamilton and Brody Jo Hamilton. He is a renowned surfer who is known for innovating new techniques in surfing, such as tow surfing and foil boarding. However in 1995 Laird's life took an unexpected detour. In 1990, Laird made headlines as the first surfer to compete in a 360-degree loop while strapped to his board. For the first time, he was married to Maria Souza in 1992. In the movie ‘Waterworld,’ Laird was working as the body double of Kevin Costner, appearing in all the stunts on behalf of Costner. Thus he embarked on famously, in the early 1990s with Maui's legendary 'Strapt' crew, a group of eight or so friends that included fellow all-star Rush Randle which aimed to push the restrictions and boundaries of contemporary surfing beyond people's wildest imaginations. He was previously married to Maria.

(Brian van der Brug) 19 / 24 Laird Hamilton and his wife Gabby Reece at home in Malibu. Surfing came quite naturally to him, and by the age of 17, he was in a position to forego his modeling career in exchange of a career on surfing’s world championship tour. Eventually, William married Laird’s mother thus becoming his stepfather.

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In 1996, People magazine named him one of the 50 Most Beautiful People in the World, and he actually replaced Reece as correspondent for the syndicated cable series 'The Extremists'.