"Calculated risk taking, risk management and a dash of screw loose madness!"
You can feel the fire and passion oozing from Al as he recalls some of his most intense situations in the face of adversity.
Al delivers presentations that will literally blow your mind.
It is virtually impossible to capture or imagine the situations in which he has found himself whilst searching for and riding some of the biggest, most dangerous waves on the planet in freezing waters where risk is at a premium.
"Calculated risk taking, risk management and a dash of screw loose madness" is what it takes to prevail in some situations and Al has lots of experience to share on that.
Hearing, in his own words, the stories and the recalled missions he has planned and carried out to locations far off the beaten track will literally make the hairs on the back of your neck stand up.
The systems he uses to deal with life threatening situations in pursuit of goals are extremely clear cut and for lack of a better word, ruthless at times.
Al has applied them to other businesses including property development, management, martial arts and close protection.
Al lost his father at a young age and the experiences he gained through big wave surfing gave him the tools and the nerve to not only handle the loss and grieve but to take on a family business he knew nothing about. He has huge experience in adapting both equipment and mindset to deal with less than ideal conditions whilst charging after a goal. Al has trained others with completely no ocean related skills to work on his team using systems developed only through his experience.