Former Championship Tour surfer and Outerknown Tahiti Pro wildcard Nathan Hedge joins the podcast to talk about Tahiti and his career in surfing. He describes how he stayed busy in Tahiti before the competition began, his longtime connection to the island, getting back into "contest mode," and the younger surfers to watch. He breaks down the challenging wave at Teahupo'o, tells the story of his worst wipeout, and shares the keys to success for how to conquer nerves and thrive in such a heavy break. He looks back at his career, traveling with the Rip Curl team as a grom, being shaped by the Narrabeen community, competing for seven seasons on the CT, and facing the challenges of life after the tour. "The Hog" also touches on his ambassadorship with Outerknown, the ongoing process of working through addiction, being inspired by Kelly's win at Pipe at age 50, and what's next for him.
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