From mini-van with no windows to dream deal with Firewire: Tomo talks levitating surfboards, Kelly Slater, and why you should never be a pro surfer
What if you spent a single week designing a few surfboard models, and then spent the next decade surfing, traveling and playing in the ocean while someone else manufactured the boards you designed, and sold them worldwide, sending you a check every month?
Welcome to Daniel Thomson’s life (sort of).
Today we’re releasing a new video concept for Shred Show: Interview the world's most impressive surfboard designers, film it in front of a live audience at Shaper Studios, and create something even better than Ted Talks; this is Shred Talks.
This episode will cover:
- How Dan moved to America with nothing but a destroyed, windowless mini-van, and turned it into a dream deal with Firewire.
- Why you should NEVER be a pro surfer.
- Kelly Slater’s thoughts on Tomo (and Tomo’s thoughts on Kelly).
- A peek into levitating surfboards
- And more
Let us know what you think in the comments below, or on YouTube.
Here's something to get you fired up for the little south swell coming to us this weekend (if you're in CA).
Our friends at ...Lost released a new clip this week showing some of Shaw Kobayashi's best clips on his Short Round from the past couple years.
Some of these made it into our episode about this model but you'll see lots of new surfing as well. My favorite turns are at 1:05 and 1:43. The angles shot from the pier at 1:12 are refreshing too.
A Bean Bag by Mayhem + pairing fins with Futures Ride Number (and a glimpse at the world's largest surfboard demo).