The season finale of NCIS: Los Angeles airs tonight, and we know how star Eric Christian Olsen plans to spend his summer. The self-proclaimed adrenaline junkie loves to surf, so ET introduced him to his surfing idol Laird Hamilton.
"I've known about him forever," Eric gushed before meeting Laird at his Malibu home. "He is the last true waterman."
Laird, 50, is a big wave surfer, but the calmer waves of Paradise Cove meant a change of plans to paddle boarding.
"You can't beat this. Look at that!" said Eric. "I don't think there's any place in the world that beautiful."
Eric had never been paddle boarding before, so learning from his idol made for an unforgettable day.
"It sounds pretty ridiculous to even say out loud but I started my day off with Laird Hamilton," said Eric. "It was amazing. I couldn't be happier."