Chris Hemsworth surfing Switzerland this week proves that Thor is a wave pool nerd

Chris Hemsworth surfing a wave pool is pretty cool and we wanted to have a chat with him about it. In truth we don’t even know how to get a hold of him: slide into his Insta DMs along with 10K other fans? How about having our people call his people? That would work, except we don’t know his people. Hollywood power lunch? Please.

So, without Chris talking to us and sharing his wave pool fixation, we have assembled the following material that proves that Thor is a wave pool nerd. Here goes…

Alaia Bay

This week the newswires went nuts after a simple Instagram post showing his session at Alaia Bay in Switzerland. Chris tears the bag out of a few right-handers and somehow got a water photographer (no easy feat at Alaia) to shoot some clips.

“Got to surf the wave pool in Switzerland with the family last week. Such an amazing trip. To be able to surf in a pool with snow cap mountains as the back drop was pretty awesome!”

Surf Lakes

To us at WavePoolMag this has been the most interesting Thor session. Influencer Elke Mai blogged about it, Occy donned a costume to commemorate it while Instagram accounts from Rockport to Yeppoon flooded their feeds with blurry “ChristiThor sightings.”


In 2019 the actor returned to his hometown of Melbourne and sessioned the right side of the wave tank for an entire day. URBNSURF’s Facebook page posted several stellar Stu Gibson shots with the following caption:

“Awesome to have Chris Hemsworth, Liam Hemsworth and their family and friends join us for a mammoth 10h surf session last week! Everyone was ripping, including the kids who were having a blast in The Bays while barrels and big turns were happening out the back. Thanks for coming guys, and stoked to have you back at URBNSURF soon!”

We put our WavePoolMag intern’s Photoshop skills to work to reimagine a Chris and Kelly bro-down. This is what she came up with.

Kelly Slater’s pool

The two are friends and the Daily Mail has gone to great lengths to document the duo shirtless. And after combing through TMZ sleaze for this piece it does in fact appear that Chris will take off his shirt for just about any occasion. The simple math is, Kelly owns the best wave (currently) on the planet. At some point, their uber-busy schedules must’ve allowed for a shared wave while all on hand signed a stack of NDAs.

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