Helen Hunt hits the surf with a smile on Monday (January 4) in Maui, Hawaii.
The 52-year-old actress and director is no stranger to surfing after appearing in 2011′s Soul Surfer about a shark attack survivor and 2014′s Ride about a mom whose son drops out of school to become a surfer.
Helen told The Surf Channel in May that surfing was more than just a sport to her.
“I think it’s just put me right in the arms of mother nature more than anything,” Helen said. “It’s a way to get very, very close to something that’s much, much bigger than you and that’s the best thing about it.”
10+ pictures inside of Helen Hunt catching waves in Maui…