Surfer Sacrifices The Win To Do Something Even More Incredible
Matt Passeri had the biggest win of his career and it had nothing to do with a competition. The five time surfing champion was set to go for another win when he gave it all up and did something remarkable.
He dove into the waters to surf his most memorable wave with Nicolas Gallegos on his back. Nicolas became a paraplegic at age 18 and would never surf again... until now. Matt Passeri forfeited his place in the competition so that Nicolas could ride another wave. Although he was disqualified, Matt calls it 'the greatest victory' of his career.