Shane Dorian is an American professional surfer, born on July 19, 1972, in Kailua-Kona, Hawaii. He is widely regarded as one of the greatest big wave surfers of all time.
Dorian began surfing at a young age and quickly rose to prominence in the surfing world. He won his first major competition, the NSSA Nationals, at the age of 16, and went on to become one of the top surfers in the world.
Dorian is perhaps best known for his big wave surfing, and has been recognized for his daring and innovative approach to riding some of the largest waves in the world. He was one of the pioneers of tow-in surfing, which involves using a jet ski to tow surfers into massive waves that are too big to catch by paddling alone.
In addition to his surfing career, Dorian has also been involved in environmental and social activism. He founded the Kona Brewers Festival, which raises funds for local non-profit organizations, and has been a vocal advocate for conservation and sustainable living.
Dorian has won numerous awards and accolades throughout his career, including the Billabong XXL Big Wave Award and the Surfer Poll Award for Best Performance. He remains an influential figure in the world of surfing, and continues to inspire others with his passion for the sport and his commitment to making a positive impact on the world.