Clint Kimmins Tells His Story on Jamie Mitchell's Podcast

6 Sep 2020 1 Share

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Cint's story is pretty unique in the surf world. Following a promising surf career as a grom, he served six months of jail-time after being accused of unlawful wounding in a brawl at Tugun Surf Club. Chips down, he got back up and took life by the horns. His time in jail set him on a path of fitness, triathlons and big wave surfing. He tells his whole story on Jamie's podcast above.

Episode Breakdown:

0:00: The recent 50-year swell in Sydney, Surfing Dead Mans, Cape Solander

11:58: Growing up on Gold Coast and surfing in school as a sport, Proving himself in big waves, First trip to Hawaii at 14, Getting mag covers on the North Shore, Ego in big waves

18:06: Life does a U-turn and Clint goes to prison, Begins his fitness routine, Gets through max security prison

25:39: Got out of prison, Gets sponsored by Red Bull, Tries WQS, Began to train and do triathlons, Began swimming more

34:29: Going pro in triathlons, Iron Man triathlon, Going back to big wave surfing, How the training helps the surfing (physically/mentally), The similarities between the two disciplines

46:03: Juggling big wave surfing and triathlons, Trying to qualify for BWWT, The business of big wave surfing

53:01: COVID messing up big wave travel, Surfing big waves at older ages, Running for mental health

1:02:44: Clint’s 5-to-Finish Questions


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