Big wave surfer Frank Solomon grew up in Cape Town South Africa, home of some of the most diverse big waves in the world (for example Dungeons, Sunset, etc). Frank’s love for the ocean stemmed from his fathers profession as a lifeguard along with being known as one of the first surfers in the country.
Being exposed to the dangers of the sea at such a young age gave Frank an experience and understanding of the ocean that not many people have. One of his best pieces of advice for big wave surfers is to “stop overthinking and talking about it, and just do it”. Sounds a lot like the Nike slogan right? But in the end, it’s not about the amount of boards you rack up, the amount of time you can hold your breath, or the special secret to paddling out”, it’s about wanting to get out there and DO IT!