On Episode 6 on CAVU's ScarTissue Podcast, we turn our spotlight on Ian "Kanga" Cairns, the original power surfer, coach, entrepreneur, and co-founder of World of Waves TV Show and Surfing.com. Born in Eastern Australia, Ian's passion for surfing ignited at a young age, and he honed his skills in the challenging waves of Hawaii when he made the momentous move there in the early 1970s.
Throughout his illustrious surfing career, Ian Cairns achieved remarkable milestones, such as winning the prestigious Duke Kahanamoku contest in '75, an unforgettable moment in his journey. He was also a part of the renowned Bronzed Aussie Surf Team, embarking on adventures around the globe as an enthusiastic surfer in search of thrilling experiences.
Ian Cairns' contributions to the surfing world don't end there. As an innovator and visionary, he played a pivotal role in the formation of the Association of Surfing Professionals (ASP), creating the first-ever rule book and laying the foundation for the now globally recognized surfing tour, the WSL (World Surf League).His passion for coaching has brought him immense success, coaching the US Team to victory and clinching a world title with Sean Poynter in the dynamic sport of Stand-Up Paddling (SUP). Notably, Sean Poynter was our esteemed guest on the previous episode of Scar Tissue, which makes this upcoming episode even more special.
For this exciting episode, we are privileged to have Wes Spence as the host. Wes brings his unique perspective and insight into how Navy SEALs approach adversity and overcome challenges, which promises to make this interview an unforgettable exploration of resilience and determination.
Listen or Watch Scar Tissue Podcast Episode 6 as we uncover the enthralling journey of Ian Cairns, from his early surfing days to becoming a driving force in the world of professional surfing. Discover the lessons he's learned, the obstacles he has overcome, and the inspiration he's gained from a life well lived.