Surfer, Filmmaker, Responsible Gypsy Father
Despite being born and raised in an iconic beach town just north of San Diego, Taylor Steele didn’t exactly enjoy his first ride on a surfboard. Or his second.
In fact, it took nearly 10 years for Steele to find his footing on a board, but after he embraced the sport - and his keen eye for making surf documentaries - his life changed forever. He's since become an award-winning documentarian and a regular fixture on the international surf scene, working with some of the most well-known surfers in the world, including 11-time World Champion Kelly Slater.
Throughout most of that process, Steele and his wife have remained committed to traveling the world and not letting their roles as parents limit their dreams or experiences. Steele and his wife Sybil have lived in California, Indonesia, Australia and New York City while trying to constantly expose their kids to new experiences and cultures, an unimaginable challenge for any set of parents focused on the comforts of routine.
On this episode of Paternal, Steele discusses how he and his wife refused to let go of their dreams of travel and perfect careers after having kids, and how surfing just might be the perfect metaphor for the unpredictability of life.