Shaun Tomson for O’Neill

Greetings, Shredderz! Today we’ve got a quick one for you. Longtime readers may already know this, but every Thursday evening I post a vintage surf ad scanned from my collection of back issues.

Pictured above is an O’Neill ad that originally ran in Surfer Magazine sometime in 1980. The ad features Shaun Tomson and a gentleman named “TK.” Anyone with any ideas who this might be? You can also see Jack O’Neill in the background in his convertible — still the only dude in the history of this great sport who can pull off the surfboard in the passenger seat look without getting called a kook. If you look closely you can also see the Del Mar Theater in the background. The Del Mar theater is a staple of downtown Santa Cruz, which of course is also the home of O’Neill.

Thanks for reading and we’ll be back next week with more Sagas of Shred!

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  1. M. Duffy says:

    TK = Tom Ketchetorian (spelling??), Santa Cruz surfer (East Sider) and friend of the O’neill family.