Billy Stairmind is a record-holding 7x New Zealand surfing champion, future Olympian, and a competitor on the World Qualifying Series.
Growing up in Raglan, the surfing capital of New Zealand, Billy got introduced to the ocean at a young age.
Since turning pro, he's won seven New Zealand titles and recently qualified for the 2020 Olympic Games, which have been postponed because of the coronavirus pandemic.
In this episode, we talk about his backstory, turning pro, qualifying for the Olympics, the time he beat Kelly Slater, the greatest surfer of all time, in a heat, and his love for the ocean.
Billy also opens up about a particularly difficult period in his life a few years back and how he's built himself back up to achieve some of the best results of his career.
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Check out the video of Billy beating Kelly Slater in a heat in 2011. It's epic!
Watch a short clip of Billy talking about making the New Zealand Olympic team.
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