This 9-Year-Old Irish Grom Surfs, Rides, and Dives With the Best

Talk about getting an early start in an adventurous life! Joshua Karbus does more at 9 years old than many adults do in a lifetime.

Surfing at 2. Swimming with hammerhead sharks at 5. A free dive with humpback whales at 6. Karbus is an ocean explorer with incredible experiences under his belt for such a young age. He’s even “friends” with a bottlenose dolphin he met at the age of one.

Beyond that, Karbus is a little ripper! Living in the small town of Lahinch on the west coast of Ireland, he has access to consistent, albeit frigid, waves. He also looks like a heck of a skateboarder. So if you need a little inspiration, watch what this 9-year-old is up to, and then get out and get after it.

Sean McCoy

Editorial Director Sean McCoy is a life-long outdoorsman who grew up hunting and fishing central Wisconsin forests and lakes. He joined GearJunkie after a 10-year stint as a newspaperman in the Caribbean, where he learned sailing and wooden-boat repair. Based in GearJunkie's Denver office, McCoy is an avid trail runner, camper, hunter, angler, mountain biker, skier, and beer tester.

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