“Harmonizing established principles of Fluid Dynamics with a design ethos that reduces the modern surfboard down to its purist essential elements.”
– DANIEL THOMSON
Age: 33 Resides: San Diego California / Lennox Head Australia.
Occupation: Professional Surfer / Surfboard Designer / Shaper.
Mission: To create the most advanced high performance surf crafts ever built.
Tomo is a dedicated and inspired free surfer and surfboard designer, At 33 years old he is already being touted as a design guru with the arrival of his ultra modern Performance planning concepts.
Backed up by high level of surfing ability and mentoring from some of the sports most legendary surfers and designers Tomo appears to have developed a ‘sixth sense” for developing some of the most radical and unique performance surfboards we have seen in years.
“Daniel’s boards are a futuristic expression of his surfing. His oeuvre includes every imaginable maneuver all linked together with fluid lines. He speaks of progression as a virtue, Imagine wakeboards as surfboards, flips and multi-rotation aerials the new norm.
But through it all, Tomo’s work echoes many of the defining ideals of his rich past and the traditional fish period has gifted a residual fluidity to his surfing – a pleasant juxtaposition to the high tech surf package that is Tomo’s surf act”.
Excerpts from ‘Surfers Path’ Magazine Issue 78 May/June 2010. Words by Andrew Smith.