After fighting his injury and losing his main sponsor, Quiksilver, Clay Marzo begins his comeback with hopes of making it back into the limelight of professional surfing. He travels to Indonesia and Panama and destroys his home spots on Maui while figuring out what it takes to make it as a freesurfer. Along the way he makes some tough realizations about how hard he's going to have to work but also finds an outlet for some of his social anxiety by doing volunteer work for the Surfer's Healing foundation, teaching autistic children how to surf.
Clay Marzo Is Back...and He's RIPPING | What Happened to Clay Marzo, Ep. 5
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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