Thomas Profile

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DOB: 2 May 1984
Local: Longbeach, South Africa
Years on the water: 24 years

Q&A

How did you get into SUP:

IT WAS SOMETHING I HAD TRIED ONCE BEFORE AND ALWAYS WANTED TO GIVE IT ANOTHER GO. WHEN XPRESSION OPENED IN MUIZENBERG I TOOK FULL ADVANTAGE OF THE PURELY SUP STORE. MY FIRST BOARD WAS A COREBAN LITHIUM 8’11 – SINCE THEN I HAVE LOVED THE COREBAN RANGE OF BOARDS RITE FROM WAVE RIDING BOARDS RITE THE WAY THROUGH THE RANGE TO THE ULTIMATE DOWNWIND BOARD-THE DART PRO. THE NEW TEAM BEHIND COREBAN IS AMAZING AND HAVE HAD ALOT OF FAITH IN ME WHICH IN TURN GIVES ME GREAT CONFIDENCE.

Favourite Spot:

THE OUTER KOM – KOMMETJIE, CAPE TOWN, SOUTH AFRICA

Your Quiver:

7’4 BRUSHED CARBON COREBAN PLATINUM, 14FT DART PRO FOR DOWNWINDS, 14FT PHOENIX RACE BOARD AND A NEW EXCITING 12’6 SOON TO BE ADDED TO THE COREBAN RANGE. THE CALIFORNIA IS A GREAT BOARD FOR CRUISING IN THE SURF AND LONGBOARD STYLE SURFING, THE INFLATABLE BOMB IS GREAT FOR THE RIVER.

Greatest achievement:

CURRENTLY RANKED 2ND IN SOUTH AFRICA AND I WILL BE REPRESENTING MY COUNTRY AT THE ISA WORLD GAMES IN 2016. I WAS ALSO SUPER STOKED WINNING THE TRIALS AT THE HUNTINGTON BEACH PRO IN 2014 ALONG WITH A 13 PLACE FINISH THIS YEAR IN TAHITI.

Words to live by:

ALWAYS BELIEVE IN YOURSELF AND NEVER STOP PUSHING YOUR BOUNDARIES. ONE MORE WAVE!

One Album that defines you:

JEREMY LOOPS TRADING CHANGE

If you not on the water:

I AM WORKING, TRAINING AND ENJOYING LIFE!