Hunter Biden, 51, puts on a VERY tight wetsuit and heads to the beach with surf legend Strider Wasilewski
Hunter Biden saw the California dream come to life on Wednesday — surfing in Malibu with former professional surfer Strider Wasilewski, and beaming from ear to ear as he managed to stand on his board.
Biden, 51, is no stranger to hitting the waves on the Golden State coast, having vacationed at a surf resort in Laguna Beach with his cousin Caroline in 2018.
But on Wednesday, he apparently hoped to improve his skills and learn from the best.
Wasilewski has been a towering figure on the surf scene for over 30 years, growing up in Los Angeles in the 1970s working as a pro rider for Quiksilver and modeling in between with Cindy Crawford, Olivia Newton-John and Darryl Hanna.
Now 49, he is a regular commentator for World Surf League. Last month he was surfing with the Jackass crew for their new movie, starring skateboarding legend Tony Hawk.
Wasilewski was seen guiding Biden teaching on a pink board.
Hunter Biden, on a pink board, was spotted in Malibu on Wednesday taking lessons with a friend of surfing great Strider Wasilewski
Wasilewski, who now works as a commentator for World Surf League, is seen in 2015 with a microphone providing insight into what it’s like to surf on a barrel, during a competition in Fiji
Wasilewski, a retired pro surfer who is now a commentator for World Surf League, was seen guiding Biden on his pink board
Biden is seen falling off his board during Wednesday’s session with the great surf
Dad of five was all smiles as he picked up his board to try again along the Malibu sands
Biden’s giant surfboard immediately showed that he was a beginner. More experienced surfers use shorter boards to make fast turns, but for those starting out, a bigger board is more stable
Both men live in Malibu, Wasilewski with a beachfront house he built with his surf profits, and Biden in a $20,000-a-month ocean-view rental house where he lives with his South African wife Melissa Cohen and their one-year-old son, Beau.
Biden moved into the 3,000-square-foot, four-bedroom, 2.5-bathroom home about four months ago. TMZ reported, leaving behind the $5.4 million mansion he rented in Venice Beach because it lacked privacy for the family.
His new Malibu home has an open floor plan and has solid oak floors, French doors and 180-degree views of the Pacific Ocean, according to the New York Post.
While Wasilewski was on his board, Biden was helped catch a wave in Malibu . on Wednesday
Biden was full of concentration when he managed to get to his knees and stand on the board
Biden (on the pink board) and his friend were able to stand up more and more when they caught a wave
An exhausted-looking Biden takes a breather between the waves during Wednesday’s session
Biden, his friend and Wasilewski – all three in black wetsuits – look forward to the surf on Wednesday
Biden and his friend were all smiles after their day in the surf with Wasilewski. The man dressed in khaki with the earmold turned out to be a member of Biden’s Secret Service detail
Biden was beaming after his day at the beach with the other two surfers
Biden reportedly starts his days at 5 in the morning with a cup of coffee in the kitchen and then goes to his new art studio, which Housed in a converted three-car garage, it features exposed brick floors and a skylight.
The studio also houses a tabletop that he uses to paint artwork that he will display when he makes his controversial debut at a Manhattan gallery this fall.
According to his art dealer Georges Bergès, prices would range from $75,000 for pieces on paper to $500,000 for large-scale paintings.
Concerns about whether buyers of his paintings would attempt to use the transactions to gain favor with the Biden administration have pushed officials into an ethical obligation.
Jen Psaki, the White House press secretary, claimed that the gallery owner “will be the only person to handle transactions or conversations in that spirit and will decline any unusual offer.”
Hunter Biden, who recently transitioned into a career as an artist, rents a $20,000-a-month house (pictured) in Malibu, complete with four bedrooms, 2.5 bathrooms and an art studio
The house uses an open floor plan, as seen in this photo, and has solid oak floors and French doors
The house has an indoor and outdoor living room with pocket doors (see above) and a great room with a vaulted ceiling
It stands on 0.7 hectares of land with a swimming pool, hot tub, stone patio and built-in BBQ (see above)
The studio houses a tabletop that Biden uses to paint artwork that he will display when he makes his controversial debut at a Manhattan gallery this fall.
The house has a floor to ceiling stone fireplace, an indoor and outdoor living room with pocket doors and a great room with a vaulted ceiling.
In addition, the 0.7 hectare property features a swimming pool, hot tub, stone patio and built-in BBQ.
Neighbors told TMZ that Biden mostly keeps to himself, noting that many haven’t even seen the aspiring performer. However, they say the property is “crawling with Secret Service agents.”
On Monday, the Harvard-trained lawyer was seen drinking coffee with a friend in Malibu as the argument over the sale of his artwork continues.
He and his friend were spotted sitting outside in a flower-filled patio garden at Blue Bottle Coffee, in the center of the celebrity enclave.
On Tuesday, his wife, Melissa Cohen, mother of one-year-old son Beau, was seen escorted by two Secret Service agents on a government Ford expedition as she stopped for coffee.
One officer remained at the wheel of the blue SUV parked at the curb, while the other carefully opened a back door for her as she returned to the vehicle with a tray.
The trip to Starbucks cost the taxpayer $285, and her Secret Service earned an hourly rate of $71.36.
And yet, as Biden settles into his new California life, his previous interrogator Rudy Giuliani — Donald Trump’s former attorney — was unwilling to let him forget his past.
Giuliani said Thursday he was shocked by Biden’s upcoming art exhibition.
“It’s outrageous,” Giuliani told SiriusXM’s Stacy on the Right.
‘The man is a drug addict, he is a sexual pervert.
“He should have been arrested for child pornography. Someone else would have done that.’
Giuliani offered no evidence for his wild claims.
Biden has written a fearless memoir of his crack addict escapades, entitled Beautiful Things, and has been open about his use of drugs and prostitutes.
“Believe me,” Giuliani continued.
‘I’m not just saying this. I’ve got the hard drive – oh, god, about 40 feet from me now. I know everything about it.
‘I don’t know everything about them, but I know everything about that hard drive.
“And everything on that hard drive, as an experienced prosecutor… I’ll tell you that in three months I can put that damn family in jail as a RICO corporation.”