Laird Hamilton: he loved the Millennium Wave

"As a little kid, I was rescued on a weekly basis." The words are taken from Laird Hamilton, the professional big wave surfing guru, in the new Honda advertising films.

Hamilton is featured in "The Undying Dream," a documentary movie directed by Ondi Timoner.

The movie examines what happens when a dream takes hold of one and drives one to succeed.

The big wave rider speaks out in the eighth part of "Dream the Impossible," a collection of images of the Japanese car corporation.

"When I was a young man, I wanted to be the greatest big rider that ever lived," says Hamilton.

Check out a professional surfer, several motorcycle racers, and a few Honda associates discuss the purpose and constant evolution of a life's dream.

The Hawaiian waterman talks about "The Millennium Wave," the Tahiti ride of 17th August 2000. Laird Hamilton entered surf history by riding the heaviest wave ever surfed.

"Every cell of your body feels it," says Hamilton of "The Millennium Wave."

Laird John Zerfas was born in San Francisco on March 2, 1964, an now lives between in Maui, Hawaii, and Malibu, California.

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