Championship Tour surfer Nat Young joins the podcast to discuss his long-awaited return to the tour and starting the season at the upcoming Billabong Pro Pipeline. He breaks down his eventful year, the packed Challenger Series, the short offseason, raising a baby daughter, and finding time to surf and train as a new dad. He discusses requalifying for the tour after four seasons away and how different it is from when he first qualified as a rookie in 2013. He talks about the power of letting go, not overthinking too much, and rediscovering his confidence throughout his journey back to the CT. Nat describes how his hometown of Santa Cruz, California has shaped him and looks back at getting his start in the unique and proud surf community there and winning the Coldwater Classic at age 17. He also touches on the tour stop he's most excited to surf again, overcoming tragedy, surfing Pipeline versus Sunset Beach, and the exciting rookie class.