As the youngest of the Gudang trio, he’s spent his fair share of time slogging it out to make it up the ladder, but, as is so often the case, he began to question his motives. “When I fell off tour at Teahupoo in 2000-something, I had set a personal challenge to requalify,” he told Adventure Sports Network in mid-May. “The weight of that personal vendetta slowly grew until it became hard to carry around.
He took some time to figure out exactly what he wanted—heading out on a soul-searching mission of sorts—and what he came up with was something called The Paradise Projects. “I am starting an art project this year,” he explained. “I wanted to have a place for quite awhile to keep creating and sharing what I love about surfing.
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