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Jonah Hill hits the surf in Malibu donning wetsuit as he continues to explore passion for the waves

Jonah Hill was snapped hitting the waves in Malibu on Tuesday, continuing with his ongoing passion for surfing.

The Los Angeles native, 36, donned a wetsuit as he had a few garments in hand, sporting a scruffy face as he stepped out for the winter outing in the water.

The Beach Bum actor appeared to be socially distanced from others amid spiking COVID-19 rates in Southern California.

Hitting the waves: Jonah Hill, 36, was snapped Tuesday in Malibu enjoying a surfing session 

The Wolf of Wall Street actor spoke last summer with three-time World Surfing League World Champion Mick Fanning about he his passion for the tide later in life.

‘It’s always been a secret dream of mine and it looks so free and so beautiful and I’m 35 in a lot of s*** happened in my life, and you kind of realize life‘s too short,’ said the Moneyball actor.

Hill said his first ever outing on the waves came August 5, 2019 and he’s ‘surfed at least five days a week every week since then.’

Hill explained how he didn’t surf growing up, spending most of his childhood on a skateboard: ‘I grew up in LA, and I grew up skateboarding and I was an overweight, awkward kid – and imagine me jumping into onto a skateboard – so I had to deal with a lot of s*** with a group of friends within skating.’

Busy: The Oscar-nominated actor had a pair of garments in hand as he walked barefoot in the luxe beach locale

Busy: The Oscar-nominated actor had a pair of garments in hand as he walked barefoot in the luxe beach locale 

Hill, who has a fashion line with Adidas, was seen last year in a monochromatic ensemble

Hill, who has a fashion line with Adidas, was seen last year in a monochromatic ensemble

In the chat, Hill explained how he always was intrigued by surfing, but was hesitant to start as a novice.

‘I was kind of like, “Man do I really want to go through the gauntlet again for being the fat kid and learning how to surf?” That doesn’t sound fun having to go that through that again, having gone through the battle wounds of that from skating.’

Hill said that he began his journey with a singular objective: ‘My whole goal was to go surf by myself, can I go surf a spot by myself and stand up on waves.’

Hill, who has a fashion line with Adidas, joked that the size of his surfboard made for ‘the most frustrating part because obviously I like fashion’ and it was harder to keep upright on a smaller surfboard.

‘It’s so comically funny because it’s literally all I want is to ride a six foot board,’ he said. ‘It’s so comically frustrating that if I go to an eight foot board I’m like f***ing flailing all around, I look decent on the nine foot; anything below I look terrible and it’s so frustrating.’

Well-remembered: The Wolf of Wall Street star last month took to Instagram last month with a pair of pictures in tribute to his late older brother Jordan Hill, who died at 40 on December 22, 2017 as result of a pulmonary embolism

Well-remembered: The Wolf of Wall Street star last month took to Instagram last month with a pair of pictures in tribute to his late older brother Jordan Hill, who died at 40 on December 22, 2017 as result of a pulmonary embolism

One of the images was a screengrab of a playing song that reminded Jonah of Jordan, A Tribe Called Quest's Can I Kick It

One of the images was a screengrab of a playing song that reminded Jonah of Jordan, A Tribe Called Quest’s Can I Kick It 

Hill last month took to Instagram with a pair of pictures in tribute to his late older brother Jordan Hill, who died at 40 on December 22, 2017 as result of a pulmonary embolism. 

One of the images was the brothers when they were children, another of a screengrab of a playing song that reminded Jonah of Jordan, A Tribe Called Quest’s Can I Kick It.

‘Celebrating you today,’ Hill wrote. ‘Listening to this all day. Happy birthday my bro.’

The Maniac actor also referenced his late sibling in a November post on the social media site with a shot of a lion pattern in a shoe he designed.

‘Been asked why the Lion in the sole,’ Jonah wrote. ‘My bro was a Lion and now everything I make from films to clothes to whatever will carry a Lion with it.’

In January of 2020, Jonah took to Instagram with a memory of Jordan, a Beverly Hills talent manager who represented Maroon 5 and Robin Thicke, in the wake of the helicopter crash that killed Kobe Bryant, his daughter Gianna and seven others in Calabasas, California on January 26.

He shared a shot of himself sitting courtside at a Los Angeles Lakers game with Bryant prominently in the background.

‘I’m sitting next to my brother and he’s taking this,’ Hill wrote. ‘It was the night we both met Kobe and he was so nice to us. So funny, so amazing and so kind (in the middle of a game!). My brother and I grew up worshiping the Lakers and because of my job we got to sit next to Kobe and the whole team! I have lived a privileged life. Truly.

Beloved: Jonah's late brother Jordan Feldstein was snapped at a Clippers game in 2015

Beloved: Jonah’s late brother Jordan Feldstein was snapped at a Clippers game in 2015

The Maniac actor also referenced his late sibling in a November post on the social media site with a shot of a lion pattern in a shoe he designed

The Maniac actor also referenced his late sibling in a November post on the social media site with a shot of a lion pattern in a shoe he designed 

Hill shared a shot of himself sitting courtside at a Los Angeles Lakers game with late legend Kobe Bryant prominently in the background, that his late brother Jordan snapped

Hill shared a shot of himself sitting courtside at a Los Angeles Lakers game with late legend Kobe Bryant prominently in the background, that his late brother Jordan snapped 

‘We were literally buzzing with excitement to meet our hero and it’s one of my favorite memories ever. It’s my favorite memory with my brother. I’m sitting between Kobe and my brother and now they’re both gone.’

Hill said he’d stared ‘at this photo for days in disbelief and sadness and joy’ in the wake of Bryant’s premature death.

‘It’s my favorite picture and I think it represents for me, all of the hard and amazing things in life and how fleeting they are,’ he said. ‘But their fleeting nature doesn’t make them any less beautiful. I’ve been thinking a lot about saying Rest In Peace and what that means. But I don’t think Kobe or my brother are resting.

‘I think they’re hustling up there. Working hard and getting s*** done. Cuz that’s what they do. All my love to the ones here left behind. Take care of each other and love each other. That’s the lesson I’ve learned.’


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