2024 Championship Tour rookie and Challenger Series winner Cole Houshmand joins the podcast. He opens up by talking about his first event on tour, the Lexus Pipe Pro pres by YETI. He breaks down his approach to training in the intense lineup, his time logged out at Pipe, the forecast, and the shock of starting at such a challenging location. He previews his rookie season, working with coach Luke Egan, focusing on Sunset Beach, switching to Mayhem boards, and how many boards he brought to Hawaii. He shares his origin story, growing up as a multi-sport athlete, winning two events on the Challenger Series, and joining up with the "2-Percent Crew" of San Clemente surfers and supporting each other as as they rose through the ranks. Cole also touches on his wild hairstyles, new school power surfing, the power of journaling, and his first Pipe matchup.