The Search for Freedom delves into the psyches, motivations and mindsets of some of today’s most extreme athletes. There are names you’ll know and others you might not, but these pioneers of surfing, skateboarding, snowboarding, skiing, mountain biking and more, have pushed the limits of their sports and our imaginations. They all inspire us to push harder, go farther and become even the tiniest bit more fearless and creative with our own passions.
These are the stories you haven’t heard yet, straight from the innovators themselves.
“I don’t know if there’s anything I would’ve been as passionate about in life [as surfing].”
– Kelly Slater
“I just wanted to see what it felt like to be fifth gear pinned and just sail through the air as long as I could. It seemed like such a great idea.”
– Robbie Maddison
“To be successful, you’ve got to be learning new stuff. You’ve got be inventing. You’ve got to be pushing the boundaries, going bigger, flipping more, spinning more, going higher. That’s the way you make your mark.”
– Tony Hawk
“Adventure to me is just getting out of your comfort zone and going into the unknown … that’s where I feel the most alive.” – Jeremy Jones
“We were really proud of the fact that climbing had no economic value.”
– Yvon Chouinard
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