Laird met with Veterans prior to the Rock the Troops event to take them surfing, share tips but most importantly just to spend time talking with them about what surfing means to them and how it has helped them transition out of the military.

Laird shared his own passion for surfing and why he believes surfing is such a great way for vets to stay fit and healthy as well as a great chance to bond not only with other vets but other surfers. He spent time with pro active veteran Thomas Counihan IV who has been saved by surfing and is leading the charge to get other veterans into action sports. Laird was honored to introduce Tommy at the main event.

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Rock The Troops, is a grand scale music and entertainment event, that rocked the crowds at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam on Saturday, Oct. 22. Gates opened at 3 p.m. with Actor Dwayne Johnson as host:

And performances by stars in music, film, and comedy:
Laird Hamilton
Kevin Hart
Jack Black
Mathew McConaughey
Steve Wright
Keegan-Michael Key
Rob Riggle
Scott Eastwood
Terry Crews
Jeffrey Ross
JB Smoove

Music performances by:
Flo Rida
Nick Jonas
Tenacious D
Aaron Lewis

Rock The Troops was filmed by Spike TV.
The event was free and open to military and DoD ID cardholders (military, dependents, DoD civilians, and retirees).