A year ago this week, professional surfer and popular YouTuber Ben Gravy made headlines after finishing a daunting four-year journey he started in 2015 to surf all fifty states in the United States of America. Gravy video-blogged his adventures as he traveled across the country, steadily building up a dedicated fanbase of nearly 80 thousand Surfing Enthusiasts on YouTube with his creative videos. A professional surfer since he was a teenager, Gravy set out on the unusual mission to surf all fifty states after a challenge from one of his most dedicated fans — his only official rule being that every wave he rode “had to be a wave that other people could surf too”.
“I set out on this mission thinking it was basically impossible. I’ve driven thousands and thousands of miles. Spent thousands of dollars. And after that wave it all just hit me.” —