Surfing is a popular sport enjoyed by many people. Some Hollywood celebrities also enjoy riding the wave on a surfboard. If you love surfing, you will probably be wondering if your favorite celebrity enjoys surfing too. If Brad Pitt is your fave, you might be curious to know if he can. Can Brad Pitt surf?
Maybe. We can’t outright confirm or deny Brad Pitt’s ability to surf, but we will lean towards his being able to do so rather than the reverse. If you keep reading, this article will explain why we think Brad Pitt can surf as well as his other sporting interests.
Why Brad Pitt Should Be Able to Surf
Surfing as a sport involves riding waves, usually in an ocean, using a surfboard. The wave rider or surfer would usually ride the wave back to the shore. The act of surfing waves has been in practice for a very long time and even formed part of ancient Polynesian culture. The sport continues to thrive today and has even seen a culture developed around it. One of the hotspots of this surf culture is California. This brings us to the first reason why we feel Brad Pitt should be able to surf.
Brad Pitt has his home and “office” in California. It is reasonable to assume that because of his close proximity to the world of surfing, he should be able to surf too. With the many beaches in California and the fact that it’s surf season all year long in California, Brad Pitt (being the adventurous hunk we assume him to be) must have tried out (and succeeded in) surfing.
If this reason is not convincing enough, then maybe the fact that his younger brother and sons can surf might persuade you. While promoting the film Moneyball in Cancun, Mexico, Brad left his sons Maddox and Pax Jolie-Pitt with his brother Doug (who looks a lot like Brad). The trio proceeded to boogie board (which is a variety of surfing) and have some wave-catching fun in the tropical Caribbean sea. Once again, the assumption is that if both his kids and younger sibling can do it, then Brad Pitt must have picked up the skill too.
Other Sports Brad Pitt Loves
Although we can only speculate about Brad Pitt’s ability to surf until he clearly says otherwise, we can confirm his actual connections with some other sports. Brad Pitt loves sports and has taken interests in some.
When he was younger, Brad was a high school athlete. At Kickapoo high school, Brad played an active part in the golf, swimming and tennis teams. Similarly, Brad played basketball in middle school. Although he failed to make the first team at Cherokee Middle School, Springfield, Missouri, Brad went on to form a team of his own comprising other kids who couldn’t also make it into the main squad. His team was called the Cherokee Rejects, and here they are in the tweet below.
In addition to these real-life sports experiences, Brad Pitt has also engaged in sports on the big screens. In Moneyball, a movie which Brad both produced and acted in, the sport in question is baseball. Brad delivered a rousing performance as Billy Beane, general manager of the Oakland Athletics baseball team. The fact that the movie is based on real-life events brought Brad a little bit closer to the sport. Check out the movie’s trailer in the clip below.
In the cult classic Fight Club, Brad Pitt, playing the role of Tyler Durden, took on boxing. In the movie, Brad delivered some fighting scenes which any present-day UFC fighter would be proud of. Additionally, Brad’s sword work in Troy can easily be linked to the sport, fencing. Playing the part of the Greek legend Achilles, Brad showed off some quality sword-wielding.
Ultimately, we believe in Brad Pitt’s ability to thrive in sports whether he surfs or not.