Hawaiian surfer Clay Marzo became one of the most popular riders in the world after the success of his film 'Just Add Water' and his incredible surfing for Kai Neville's 'Landscape Altered' series. His star also rose because of success in competitions, especially a win in Puerto Escondido in Mexico. But with Rolling Stone, the New York Times, and Nightline knocking on the door he soon finds that fame has a price and it's not easy to stay in a positive head space when you have to contend with the added pressure.
Things take a turn for the worse when Clay starts turning down work due to his discomfort with travel. Will his social difficulties derail his promising career? Stay tuned to find out.
Here's How the Wheels Fell off Clay Marzo's Competitive Career | What Happened to Clay Marzo, Ep. 2
Clay Marzo was heralded by the late, great Andy Irons as 'the best 18 year old surfer in the world'. Kelly Slater said, 'He knows things I don't know about surfing.' He put together an incredible amateur and early pro career. His natural talent and potential were off the chart. Diagnosed with Asperger's Syndrome, a mild form of autism, he found it difficult though to make his way in the cut throat world of professional surfing and fell victim to the economic downturn hitting the surfing industry. Now 24, he finds himself at a crossroads in his career. 'What Happened to Clay Marzo' takes an honest and insightful look the life and times one of the most unique and inspirational athletes of any sport.
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