"This complements the normal WSL longboarding competition by contrasting the modern with the very old. The visiting surfers will compete against the locals on their wood surfboards and the locals are welcome to ride the modern surfboards. "
"The idea is to capture a sharing of surf culture. My involvement will be to help the local kids integrate into the ways of a modern surf contest as well as to work with the WSL webcast."
As you can see Tom has been there before and left his mark with the local surfers and keen shapers.
The PNG Peanut for sure
Thanks to JB for some of this copy from Pacific Longboader Magazine