Big Wave Surfer Tammy Lee Smith Found Purpose After Letting Go of Her Career

Big Wave Surfer Tammy Lee Smith Found Purpose After Letting Go of Her Career

Tammy Lee Smith may not be the winningest female surfer, but her story is virtually universal – save the Kelly Slaters and the Brett Favre’s that defy the odds by playing Peter Pan.

From Mick Fanning to Taj Burrow, Layne Beachley to Rochelle Ballard, at every point in a professional career a surfer must decide when it’s appropriate to retire.

In Tammy Lee’s case, the decision was even tougher having never achieved her dream of qualifying for the women’s Championship Tour and dealing with a death in the family.

We recently did some analysis and found that the bell curve of male pro surfers’ ages drops off somewhere around the early-to-mid thirties – Kelly Slater being a major outlier.

Read more here: The Inertia

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