Now we have bought some BIG information to announce… Cornish waterman, twice English males’s champ and internationally famend large wave surfer, Tom Butler, has signed with Osprey!
Tom will probably be concerned in some thrilling new tasks over the approaching months, endorsing Osprey winter fits on his large wave travels, testing our model new Triathlon Swimsuit and utilizing our dive gear to coach for the more durable endurance take a look at of competing in large swell! Tom will even be working with our UK design workforce to develop his personal signature wetsuit which will probably be accessible as a restricted version mannequin. Moreover his involvement in large wave browsing Tom will even be utilizing Osprey S.U.P’s in his paddle boarding competitors appearances. Commenting on his changing into an Osprey workforce rider Tom had this to say:
“I’m stoked to be representing Osprey for the approaching 12 months! The vary of Osprey tools actually matches up properly with what I’m doing for the time being with my large wave coaching and browsing. From wetsuits, to SUP, dive tools to tri fits…it’s good to be concerned with a model that covers every part, not only a surfboard and a wetsuit.”
He added: “I’m enthusiastic to progress with the blokes at Osprey, assist develop their ranges and work with their native design workforce to create some cool merchandise!”
Tom is a neighborhood Cornish lad who grew up in Newquay and began his love affair with the ocean at age 9 when he began using on his father’s board. Ever since then the ocean has virtually turn out to be part of his genetics and at age 11 he had already began competitors browsing! The remainder just about fell into place and Tom received eight UK titles from ages 12 to 18! As an grownup Tom has received the Males’s English title twice at ages 19 and 21 respectively. Not happy with all this at such a younger age Tom has since turned his consideration to the worldwide scene and specifically the large wave scene.
In 2011 he was supplied an award in recognition of the most important European barrel caught on digicam! One thing that the most effective opponents in large wave browsing took be aware of. Paul O’ Cane organiser of the Irish Billabong Massive Wave occasion commented:
“Tom’s rated as one of many brightest abilities to be rising out of Europe, for his large wave browsing performances, alongside together with his present large wave tow companion they’re the youngest and most profitable Massive Wave workforce in Europe.”
We could not be extra excited to have a man like Tom on board with us, he’s an distinctive function mannequin for British browsing, and out of the water is an envoy for charity as properly notably for the extremely publicised Joe Means Attraction. He’s a real athlete in all senses of the phrase and we sit up for some energising and radical occasions forward as he units off on his travels across the globe in quest of the most important wave on file…and using it!
In fact we’ll deliver you all the excitement from Tom’s escapades proper right here, so watch this house…
Picture Credit score: Municipio Nazare – Vitor Faneca Estrelinha