His CV reads like you'd expect of a world-renowned big wave surfer. Born in Maui, Hawaii, Walshy spent more time in the water than he did on dry land during his formative years any by the age of 18 had established himself as a slayer of big waves. And with a penchant for swell forecasting, it wasn't long before the Red Bull athlete found himself hundreds of kilometers off the American coast in search of monsters never before conquered.
A multiple Big Wave Awards nominee and a master of Jaws - the guy survived a 70-foot giant at the age of 21 - Walsh is among that crazy bunch, most of whom are contesting Cape Fear, doing away with jet-skis in favour of paddling in to the world's biggest waves for that "extra" challenge.
He may be a rookie at Cape Fear but if there's one world to describe Walsh, it's fearless.