18 year old Burleigh Heads surfer Thomas Woods is on a roll and has been in scintillating form so far this year. He is supremely focused and one of the most talented and exciting young surfers in Australia. Tom is currently 2nd on the Pro Junior Tour after coming 2nd in both the Hurley Burleigh and the Chiko Newcastle Pro. Last month he surfed into the Semifinals of the Burleigh WQS knocking out Bede Durbidge in the Quarters. He has had a successful Junior career winning the International Gromsearch final in 2009 against Nat Young utilizing a series of hi-fi frontside grabs and is now looking to prove himself on the Pro Junior and WQS series. “This year I want to try and make the top five in Australia and make the World Juniors.”
Thomas rides the Renegade model which we designed together to suit his surfing which includes big fin hacks, wafts and technical airs. It has a straighter mid-section outline, subtle hip and a deeper, re-positioned concave apex, creating a board that combines maximum front foot drive with explosive tail release. He rides 5’10 x 18 x 2 1/8 with a squash tail for both freesurfing and competitions.
|Photo Simon Muirhead|