** Interview Episode 113 **
With a family name synonymous with the sport of golf, Greg Norman Jr has carved out an incredibly deep and well—rounded life in the ocean. From growing up in the waters of Florida to years on Maui Greg has developed love and skill for riding all types of boards on the water — from surfing, kiting, foiling, to wake boarding. Adding on to this a strong passion for the hunt, Greg pushes himself underwater with spearfishing both reefs and blue water, enjoying getting lost in the flow that being in the ocean provides to us all. Throughout, Greg has placed high emphasis on close connection to family and providing greater access to board sports for all with his Shark Cable Park. We started our conversation around the role that the ocean played in his recent engagement to his wife-to-be (it’s a rad story).
Check out the Shark Cable Park at www.sharkwakepark.com
It’s no secret that I love fish art and KC Scott, a name you’ll hear a few times on today’s episode, is one of my favorite marine artists out there. Whether it’s blue marlin pushing bait or a hog fish hovering above the reef, KC captures scenes of the wild that many of us lay awake at night dreaming about. Have a look at kcscottartist.com
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Other pieces to our conversation:
Growing up with his father introducing Greg to the ocean — surfing, diving
Living on Maui and pursuing love for kiting — competing professionally in the early 2000’s
Story of his first date spearfishing with his wife to be
Discuss the ins and outs of foiling and how it changes our perspective on waves
Kiting and wake boarding trip in Prince William Sound Alaska with hair raising exit by boat
Wearing dry suits to wakeboard and forgetting to zipper
Spearfishing in the Bahamas and team sport of hunting and landing cobia
Wonder and beauty of interacting with sharks underwater
Sense of flow in golf and sports in the ocean and challenge of changing your mindset to slow down and focus on the present
You can also find fun stuff on the ThisOceanLife.TV website, Instagram, and Facebook, and Twitter. Host: Josh Pederson, @surfpaddletailgate