Although once poised on the precipice of competitive success, Clay Marzo's difficulties with large social situations (due to asperger syndrome) made him choose the life of a freesurfer. In this way he hoped to avoid the social pressures of the competitive life while focussing on his passion of surfing really, really well. However, freesurfing comes with it's own unique set of difficulties.
After Clay suffers two back-to-back knee injuries, the market tanks and Quiksilver is forced to drop him from their roster. Despite coming back as strong as ever, the man who was once tipped to be one of the best in the world is now unemployed and searching for a new direction in life.
Why Did Quiksilver Drop Clay Marzo? | What Happened to Clay Marzo, Ep. 3
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