It was a lot to take on, especially when you’re stuck inside a small hotel room in Europe and it’s rainy and cold outside and you have a couple of restless kids bouncing off the walls.
For 11 years, while Josh was on tour and with the help of his wife, he carted little ones around the world.
I was lucky enough to make a name for myself over the years, so I get to stoke people out at charity events and we have people hosting the whole family.
And that’s kind of the way it rolled with raising his family on tour.
When I put the jersey on I was just going out and surfing, no matter what, I wouldn’t let it affect my family or vice versa.
Josh raised his son Colin and daughter Sierra with his wife Nikki while negotiating the CT.
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Instead of sending them (to certain tour stops), when I’d come home we’d jump up to Lake Tahoe or down to Cabo and save money to do those kinds of experiences.
As athletes get older, having a family is just a natural progression of the human experience.
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