TYPE 2: Episode 001 - Greg Long by Looking Sideways Action Sports Podcast published on 2019-06-20T14:14:48Z Type 2 is a podcast from Looking Sideways in association with Patagonia that explores the intersection between the outdoors, action sports and activism. The first episode of Type 2 features Greg Long. Greg is a big wave surfer from San Clemente who made his name as a standout at the planet’s biggest and most intimidating waves. He has won the Eddie, the Red Bull Titans of Mavericks and multiple XXL awards including Biggest Wave, Ride of the Year and Performance of the Year. In December 2012, Greg suffered a wipeout at Cortes Bank that almost killed him. It was an experience that changed Greg’s life. And the ensuing epiphany put him on the path he’s following today. Sure, he still surfs the world’s biggest waves. But he is also committed to using his platform to share his experiences and knowledge in practical, productive ways, whether that’s through his work with the Big Wave Risk Assessment Group, or by raising awareness about ways we can protect the ocean environment and help solve the environmental challenges ahead. I met Greg on a recent visit to Huntington Beach and we sat down to record this conversation about his own approach to activism in the light of the experience that changed his life. New episodes of Type 2 will be released every four weeks through my Looking Sideways channel. Hear it by subscribing to Looking Sideways via ApplePodcasts, Spotify, Podbean, OvercastFM or any of the usual other podcast providers. Thanks to Ewan Wallace for the theme tune, and to my editor Fina Charleson.