International Surfboard Builders Hall Of Fame Inductee Details
For: Tom Blake
Inductee Name
Tom Blake
Event Year
2005
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Tom Blake died in 1994 at age 92
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Inductee Bio

While Tom Blake can't be placed ahead of Duke Kahanamoku as the world's most influential first-generation surfer, his contributions to the sport - in terms of board design, wave-riding technique, competition, surf photography, and literature - are in many ways more tangible. "Blake altered everything," surf journalist Drew Kampion wrote in 2001. "He almost single-handedly transformed surfing from a primitive Polynesian curiosity into a 20th century lifestyle."

For the complete biography, go to: http://encyclopediaofsurfing.com/entries/blake-tom

Thanks to: http://encyclopediaofsurfing.com/entries/blake-tom for the photo

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LEGENDARY SURFERS Tom Blake (1902-1994)

Tom Blake was a Badass

SURFING LEGENDS - Tom Blake

Surfing pioneers & innovators - Tom Blake