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When Aaron Gold was young, Tony Moniz gave him a surfboard.
“Waimea was forecast to be pretty big the next day. I had been used to surfing big waves, but not like that,” Aaron says. “Tony asked me if I wanted to paddle out. I told him I didn’t have a board, and he was like, ‘I have a board you can ride.'”
Aaron says he has a million stories like that. Now a world-famous big wave surfer who clinched a Paddle of the Year nomination in 2016 with a massive wave at Jaws, he’s quickly becoming a household name. Respected chargers in big wave surfing like Ian Walsh have called him the wild man who may have caught the biggest wave ever paddled into, ever. Da hui says he’s a “savage.”
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