Laird Hamilton Net Worth

Laird Hamilton Net Worth is
$10 Million

Laird Hamilton Biography

Laird Hamilton was born as Laird John Zerfas on the 2nd March 1964, in San Francisco, California, USA. He is best known for being a professional big-wave surfer, and tow-in from surfing was co-inventedby him also. He is recognized not only as a sports model, but also as an actor, who appeared in “North Shore” (1987), and “Moving Target” (1989). His career has been active since 1970.

Have you ever wondered how rich Laird Hamilton is, as of mid-2016? According to sources, it has been estimated that the overall size of Laird’s net worth is $10 million, which has been accumulated through his careers in the sports and entertainment industries. Another source is coming from his ownership of a clothing line. Additionally to all of these, he has also appeared in several TV shows, which have also added to his wealth.

Laird Hamilton Net Worth $10 Million

Laird Hamilton was born to father, L. G. Zerfas, and mother, Joann, but he was raised by his single mother, as his father left when he was a baby. They moved to Hawaii, where his mother met Bill Hamilton, a professional surfer, and they later married. Under the influence of Bill, Laird fell in love with surfing, and was soon in the water, riding the waves.

Before he became an accomplished surfer, Laird launched a modeling career when he was only 16 years old. He dropped out from school, and signed a professional contract with L’Uomo Vogue magazine. During his career, he has featured in numerous sportswear print modeling, and in 1983 he had a photo shoot with famous actress Brooke Shields. To speak further of his accomplishments in the modeling industry, he subsequently launched his own clothing line, entitled Wonderwall, which only increased his net worth.

As he grew older, he became more and more interested in surfing, however, he never entered a World Championship Tour as he didn`t want to compete. Regardless, he has been credited with several innovations in the sport; he was the first one to perform the 360 degree loop while strapped to his board. Later, he invented tow surfing, using inflatable boats to tow surfers into waves, and in that assisting them to catch bigger waves. He is also credited with inventing the foilboard, which uses hydrofoil technology, and in that way helping the surfer perform better stunts when in water.

In 2000, his career took a turn for the better, when he successfully performed a wave surf on the Teahupoʻo River, which only boosted his popularity, and increased his net worth by a large degree. Thanks to that performance, Laird cemented himself as one of the greatest surfers of all time, and in 2008 he joined the board of the H2O Audio in 2008, a company specialising in watersports music.

His net worth increased also from his successful acting career, appearing in several films, including “North Shore” (1987), which was his debut, appearance. Since then, he made appearances in “The Descendants” (2011), and “Point Break” (2015), which is his most recent appearance.

Furthermore, he had numerous guest appearances in documentaries and shows such as “Riding Giants” (2004), “Water Man” (2008), “Entertainment Tonight” (2008-2014), “Oprah’s Master Class: Belief Special” (2015), and most recent “Spirit of Evolution”, which is currently in the process of filming, adding further to his net worth.

Speaking about his personal life, Laird Hamilton has been married to professional volleyball player and model Gabrielle Reece since 1997; the couple has two children. Previously, he was married to Maria Souza, with whom he has a daughter. He spends his time divided between homes in Maui, Hawaii, and in Malibu, California.

Full NameLaird Hamilton
Net Worth$10 Million
Date Of BirthMarch 2, 1964
Place Of BirthSan Francisco, California, United States
Height6 ft 2 in (1.892 m)
ProfessionModel, Surfer, Actor, Film Producer
NationalityUnited States of America
SpouseGabrielle Reece (m. 1997), Maria Hamilton (m. ?–1997)
ChildrenReece Viola Hamilton, Brody Jo Hamilton, Izabella Hamilton
ParentsBill Hamilton, Joann Zyirek, L. G. Zerfas
SiblingsLyon Hamilton
NicknamesLaird John Zerfas , Laird John Hamilton , Laird Hamiltion , Laird J. Hamilton
NominationsLaureus World Sports Award for Action Sportsperson of the Year
Movies, North Shore, The Endless Summer II, Cubed
TV ShowsCubed
1He is the son of Joann V. (Zyirek) and L. G. Zerfas. The surname "Zerfas" is German.
2Release of his book, "Force of Nature: Mind, Body, Soul and, of course, Surfing". [2008]
3Daughter, Brody Jo Hamilton, born 2 January 2008, weighing 8 pounds, 2 ounces.
4As a small boy, he introduced his mother to his stepfather, after having met Bill Hamilton on a Hawaiian beach.
5Was chosen by director Albert Pyun to replace Dolph Lundgren as He-Man in the unproduced sequel to Masters of the Universe (1987).
6Had a daughter, Izabella, with Maria in 1995.
7Has one daughter with Gabrielle Reece, named Reece, born October 2003.
8Met his wife when she interviewed him about big wave surfing as a host for the TV series The Extremists (1995).
9Is widely considered to be the greatest big wave surfer in history.
10Revolutionizing surfing with a sport he calls Foilboarding. A surfboard with foot straps has a hydrofoil attached underneath so that at speed the board rises out of the water making it much more maneuverable.
11Stepson of '60s surf legend Bill Hamilton.
12Mother, Joan (also a surfer) gave birth to him in a "bathysphere" as part of an experiement at UC Med Center in San Fransisco.
13Left school at 16 to take up modeling.
14Stepfather Bill Hamilton is a surfboard shaper.
15Known for surfing the monster waves, having been a pioneer of using jet skis to tow surfers into huge waves. Big wave accomplishments: the "Millennium" in Teahupoo, Tahiti in 2000 and "Jaws" in Maui in 2002
16Chosen by People (USA) magazine as one of the 50 most beautiful people in the world [1996]


Point Break2015Surf Vagabond (as Laird Hamilton)
Air New Zealand Presents a Safety Safari2015Short
The Descendants2011Troy Cook (as Laird Hamilton)
Cubed2011TV SeriesLaird Hamilton
Hawaiian Watermen1999
North Shore1987Lance Burkhart (as Laird Hamilton)


Riding Giants2004Documentary executive producer - as Laird Hamilton
Laird2001Video documentary producer


Die Another Day2002specialist surfer - as Laird Hamilton / surfing coordinator - as Laird Hamilton


Waterworld1995stunts - as Laird J. Hamilton


AmeriCarna2014TV Series special thanks - 1 episode
The Diving Bell and the Butterfly2007special thanks - as Laird Hamilton


Spirit of EvolutionDocumentary filmingHimself
American Dad!2016TV SeriesHimself
Oprah's Master Class: Belief Special2015TV MovieHimself
Off Camera with Sam Jones2014TV SeriesHimself
Entertainment Tonight2008-2014TV SeriesHimself / Himself - Professional Surfer
Beyond Sight: The Derek Rabelo Story2014DocumentaryHimself
AmeriCarna2014TV SeriesHimself
Best Ink2014TV SeriesHimself
World of X Games2014TV SeriesHimself
Hell's Kitchen2013TV SeriesHimself - Surf Instructor
Hello! Hollywood2012TV SeriesHimself
Le grand journal de Canal+2010-2012TV Series documentaryHimself
Waiting for Lightning2012DocumentaryHimself (as Laird Hamilton)
Oprah's Master Class2012TV Series documentaryHimself
Finding Joe2011DocumentaryHimself
That First Glide2011DocumentaryHimself
The Colbert Report2010TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Chelsea Lately2010TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Rob Dyrdek's Fantasy Factory2010TV SeriesHimself
Phineas and Ferb2010TV SeriesHimself
Hollywood Don't Surf!2010DocumentaryHimself
Going Vertical: The Shortboard Revolution2010DocumentaryHimself (as Laird Hamilton)
Gary Unmarried2010TV SeriesHimself
Inside Teahupoo2008ShortHimself
Water Man2008Documentary
Fast Cars and Superstars: The Gillette Young Guns Celebrity Race2007TV SeriesHimself
Bra Boys2007DocumentaryHimself (as Laird Hamilton)
Iconoclasts2006TV Series documentary
Listen Up2004TV SeriesHimself
Late Night with Conan O'Brien2004TV SeriesHimself
Late Show with David Letterman2004TV SeriesHimself
60 Minutes2004TV Series documentaryHimself - Surfer (segment "Surf's Up")
The Ride/The Day2004VideoHimself
Riding Giants2004DocumentaryHimself
Step Into Liquid2003DocumentaryHimself (as Laird Hamilton)
Inside 'Die Another Day'2003Video documentary shortHimself (as Laird Hamilton)
Ripley's Believe It or Not!2003TV SeriesHimself
Modern Marvels2003TV Series documentaryHimself - Big Wave Surfer
Die Another Day: From Script to Screen2002VideoHimself (as Laird Hamilton)
Laird2001Video documentaryHimself
Nulle part ailleurs2000TV SeriesHimself
Biggest Wednesday: Condition Black2000Video documentaryHimself
The Endless Summer 21994DocumentarySurfer
Style = Shred Plus Soul1993VideoHimself

Archive Footage

Conan2010TV SeriesHimself
60 Minutes2004TV Series documentaryHimself - Surfer (segment "Surf's Up")

Nominated Awards

2003Taurus AwardWorld Stunt AwardsBest Specialty StuntDie Another Day (2002)

Known for movies

IMDB Wikipedia

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