About The Teacher
When someone asks him today what he does for a living, Hippo smirks. “I tell them I surf for a living, but it’s a little more complicated than that. I explain I’m scouring swell forecasts every day to look for the biggest waves I can find… then I go and surf them.” Hippo has earned his rep the hard way, travelling the world for over a decade chasing huge surf. He’s tackled giant Jaws, caught trophy waves at Cloudbreak, pioneered a handful of the world’s most dangerous slab waves, and twice been a finalist in the XXL Big Wave Awards.