After dodging bullets and explosions at work, NCIS: Los Angeles star looks to get his adrenaline fix off-screen by surfing, but he's never had a day at the beach like the one ET set up for him!
ET teamed up with Visit California for our 'Dream It ... Do It' series, setting up Eric for a day on the waves with his surfing idol Laird Hamilton for the ultimate adventure.
"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."