Taylor Knox; frame grab from video

Taylor Knox; frame grab from video

After nearly 20 years on the ASP World Championship Tour, the most elite level of competition there is in surfing, Taylor Knox has surfed just about every great wave on the planet. Known as one of the most powerful surfers in the world, Taylor has inspired surfers from around the world with his strong carves and smooth style.

Now retired from the World Tour, Taylor Knox currently chases swells in between spending time with his family. A certified legend in the tight-knit surfing community, Knox caught up with us in the backyard of his Carlsbad, California, home to tell us what his three favorite rights—a wave that breaks from right to left when looking from the beach—are.

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Thanks to the youngwisetails.com for the extra clips. Filmed and edited by Steven Schultz.

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