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photo by Todd Glaser

Surf icon, Laird Hamilton, has declared his entrance in the Race Across America (RAAM). Known for tackling larger-then-life waves and keeping surfing true to its roots, Hamilton has rallied a team of 4 to compete in the team division of this monumental challenge of riding a bike more than 3,000 miles across America.

Beginning in Oceanside, California and terminating in Annapolis Maryland, Team Surfing USA consisting of the founder of Bally Totaly Fitness, bass player from Rage Against the Machine, Laird Hamilton and an Ironman veteran will attempt to make the entire race in less than 9 days.