Matt George

Matt George

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Former pro surfer, renowned surf journalist, screenwriter and longtime contributor to almost every surf magazine on Earth, writer, co-producer of the 1998 feature film In God's Hands, George was born the son of a navy fighter pilot in Bath, Maine, USA. He was raised in a military family in France, Hawaii, the San Francisco Bay Area and the world. He rode his first wave in Waikiki in 1967 under the charge of Rabbit Kekai. He worked as a Karl Lagerfeld model, attempted to become a Navy SEAL, fought in Golden Gloves boxing tournaments, holds a calf roping record in Hawaii, has raced Sumbawan Water Buffalo and twice climbed Mount Kilimanjaro. He was a first-responder to the 2004 Tsunami, has built remote helicopter pads in Kashmir for the United Nations, has aided in jet-ski rescues after Hurricane Katrina and has been tortured by experts. As of 2014, George is living in Bali, and serving as Editor-in-Chief of Surftime, South East Asia’s leading Surfing magazine.