About the Author
He is a two-time Masters World Champion Tandem surfer and cofounder and ambassador of the International Tandem Surfing Association for serious competitors, as well as the founder of The BearsWave.com Tandem Expression Teams for those who simply want to enjoy the beauty and art of tandem. He is a cast member on Fuel TV’s Clean Break series is the subject of the film project The Bear — Going Deep, and host weekly 90 minute entertaining podcast on BearsWave.com. Bear has surfed on four continents and even more oceans. He is acknowledged as having revived the ancient art of tandem surfing and he won Duke OceanFest Masters World Tandem Surfing Title in 2007 and 2008.
Bear has twice run with the bulls in Pamplona, once on the bloodiest day in its history. He is a licensed pilot and he skydives. He holds the very rare ninja black belt. Bear is a licensed in scuba and enjoys being a well-rounded waterman—sailing, spearfishing, distance paddling and surfing his outrigger canoe. He paddled his surf board out to the dangerous waves of Teahopu’u in Tahiti on a huge forty-foot day that came to be known as Bloody Sunday, the bloodiest day in the history of Surfing. Bear paddled his surfboard across twenty eight miles of treacherous open ocean between Moloka’i and O’ahu. He has pedaled his bicycle across the United States from San Diego, California, to Jacksonville, Florida.
Bear lives on the beach in Waikiki, Hawaii. Bear is the proud parent to Fawn, Jeremiah, Shane and Joshua.
Visit Bear’s website, BearsWave.com and Facebook page, BearsWave.com, reach him on Twitter @BearsWave, listen and subscribe to his weekly BearsWave.com podcast on iTunes or YouTube.