Bear Woznick

Bear Woznick

talk title:
call to the wall – standing in the breach

Champion Surfer, Professional Adventure Seeker, EWTN Host, Husband, Father and Devout Catholic


Bear Woznick is a two-time Masters World Champion tandem surfer. He is featured in TV’s “Clean Break” reality adventure series, has a weekly 4-minute “Deep in the Wave” radio segment that broadcasts on Tampa’s Hit Christian Rock station, Spirit FM 90.5 on Fridays at 5:30pm/ET, and posts weekly podcasts, blogs and video logs at

Bear hosts a weekly one-hour “AdventureCast” series, featuring fellow adventurers sharing their inspirational moments of victory and wipeouts. Bear is licensed in scuba and enjoys being a well-rounded waterman—sailing, spear fishing, distance paddling, and surfing his outrigger canoe. Bear has paddled his tandem board across the treacherous 30 mile channel between the islands of Molokai and Oahu and has surfed on four continents and even more oceans throughout his career. He has twice run with the bulls in Pamplona, once on the bloodiest day in its history. He is a licensed pilot and he skydives. He holds the very rare ninja black belt and has peddled his bicycle coast to coast across the United States to raise money for lupus research.

Bear lives on the beach in Waikiki, Hawaii, and is married to his Swedish bride Talin and is the father of four, Fawn, Jeremiah, Shane, and Joshua.


Surfers take risks “going deep” into a big wave and we can all “go deep” spiritually on our path to God.
— Bear Woznick