Dec 3, 2020
Today’s guest is Mark Matthews.
Mark is a big wave surfer and a motivational speaker.
Mark has made a living achieving the near-impossible: crossing the intersection of danger and excitement. He knows all too well the crippling grasp of fear.
While in Tasmania, fifteen feet in front of a cliff in cold, shark-infested waters, Mark hit a reef and instantly blacked out. Terror engulfed every inch of his being. Neck braced and hospital-ridden, he didn’t know if he could ever surf again. At that moment, Mark made a decision never to allow fear to overpower him again.
He has deconstructed, fine-tuned, and personalized emotion and resilience techniques to successfully strengthen one’s mindset and sustain long term performance.
These techniques have helped him win an unprecedented three consecutive Oakley Big Wave Awards and cement him as one of the best big waves surfers in the world.
In this interview, we discuss his story, big wave surfing, fear and how to overcome it, how to prepare and train, how to become mentally stronger after failure and how to ride the big waves in your own life.
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