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Tom Curren

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Tom Curren (born July 3, 1964, in Santa Barbara, California) is an American surfer. Born to father Pat (big-wave legend and shaper) and mother Jeanine. His brother Joe is also a professional surfer and popular photographer he also has a sister. He was world champion three times - 1985, 1986, 1990. He achieved near-mythical status both for his competitive drive and for his smooth, powerful surfing style. He made a high-profile decision to retire from competitive surfing in the mid-1990s. He led the surfing revolution in the early ’80s and inspired many of the surfers today, showing them how to surf a wave. Curren is without a doubt, one the most memorable surfers with one of the best styles the surfing world has ever seen.

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Tom Curren currently resides in Panama and still surfs in contests on the ASP World Qualifying Series (WQS.) He is also often invited to surf in World Championship Tour (WCT) trials or contests. He has competed in the Annual Switchfoot Bro-Am Surf Contest for 3 years in a row, surfing on the Switchfoot team.

In his five year rise to World Surfing Champion, Tom Curren led the way in cutting edge, perfectly tuned performance. Despite his youth, Curren was acknowledged as one of surfing’s true geniuses and a soulful original. He single handedly challenged the surfing community in almost every area of surfing’s culture and altered the mindset of hundreds of thousands of surfers around the world. Riding under a contract with surfboard company Channel Islands, Tom Curren developed a memorable surfing carrer co-producing and riding many pro surfboard models such as the Black Beauty and the Red Beauty. [1]

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