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Aug 11, 2015 5:55 PM ET

Archived: Get Tom & Tarryn King to compete on the SUP World Tour 2015!

iCrowdNewswire - Aug 11, 2015

Get Tom & Tarryn King to compete on the
SUP World Tour 2015!

Tom and Tarryn King aim to fly the SA flag on the Stand Up Paddle Board World Tour 2015! Get on board!

We grew up in Cape Town and both started surfing at an early age. The ocean became our lives, our passion and we both fell in love with surfing.  

We’ve always enjoyed longboarding and then gave SUP’ing a try. We were hooked from the start and inevitably by nature, became competitive. We’ve been Stand Up Paddle Boarding pretty much since the inception of the sport in SA and have been integrally apart of the growth and development of it, which is fast becoming our next passion – development through surf!


We signed on with Coreban and through their encouragement, set our sights on competing on the SUP World Tour! We were selected to represent South Africa in California at the end of last year and that’s when we decided to take this dream seriously and make it a reality!

We started training really hard; gyming every day, surfing as much as possible, while still holding our day jobs to pay the bills. Unfortunately there isn’t nearly as much money in SUPing as there is surfing so we realized early on that we’d need to cover most of the expenses of 2015 and the World Tour ourselves! This reality was daunting


We have x6 stops on the tour:

–       Tahiti
–       Brazil
–       California
–       Hawaii
–       France
–       Morocco

Needless to say, expenses for flights, accommodation, visas, car hire, and travelling with these massive boards, adds up quickly!  When this reality set in, we realized we needed to do more than just a few fundraisers!

Our main sponsor, Coreban has been amazing and has helped us out hugely as well as some of our other sponsors like Holdfast (roof racks & tie downs). However we still have R200,000 to go to make it to all x6 destinations!

So we are reaching out to you, our friends, family, fellow SUP’ers and anyone else in the surf and sports community to support this dream to represent our country! We’ve put together some gifts for you to purchase to help us get around the world and in advance thank you so much for your contribution.

It means everything to us!


Our Milestones:

Milestone 1: R15 000
This initial amount will cover our outstanding accommodation, travel and visa’s for the Brazil leg!

Milestone 2: R50 000
This amount will cover our outstanding accommodation, travel and visa’s for our Huntington, California leg!

Milestone 3: R200 000
This will enable us to go to all 6 stops on the tour! Cover all of our travel & accommodation, visa and event entry requirements

Talk about us! We can’t spread our message without your help!

Our Thundafund URL: www.thundafund.com/SUPKings

Like us on Facebook: www.facebook.com/ThomasKingSurfSupLongboard

Let’s Chat: megan@holdfast.co.za

Contact Information:

Tom & Tarryn King

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