Pro surfer Michel Bourez at Teahupoo—a wave that Taylor Knox counts among his favorites; frame grab from video

Pro surfer Michel Bourez at Teahupoo—a wave that Taylor Knox counts among his favorites; frame grab from video

Taylor Knox has seen more than his fair share of epic surf. Widely regarded as one of the most powerful surfers of his generation, Knox has inspired surfers of all ages and backgrounds.


Now retired after nearly 20 years on the ASP World Championship Tour, Knox has time to reflect on what he's done and where he's been. With those years of experience in mind, we caught up with Taylor at his Carlsbad, California, home to talk about his three favorite lefts (waves that break from left to right when watching from the beach) and what makes them so special.

Filmed and edited by Steven Schultz. Blacks photos courtesy of Surfing magazine.

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