Advocates

Ben Koscielniak

SKimboarding wave destroyer/artist/founder

Ben Koscielniak was Born and raised in Santa Cruz, CA. He grew up Skating, Surfing, Skimboarding, and just about anything else that incorporates a board. He is also the original founder of TAC. Skimmin professionally at the age of 17 Ben has traveled all over the world. If you keep your eyes peeled, you might just see him shralping the slopes in SC.... Ben also rides for: Pacific Wave Boardshop and Exile Skimboards

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Cheyne Pearson

board riding, rope walking extraordinaire

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Joey Pasquali

kite boarding extraordinaire

Joey Pasquali is one of the original members of TAC. He was born somewhere around Santa Cruz, Ca....where he grew up surfing, skating, and skimming. Currently he is a Tug Boat Captain in San Francisco and one of the worlds fastest humans on a kite foil.

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Bud Freitas

Surfing extraordinaire

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David Haefele

SKimboarding extraordinaire

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Jesse Beer

photographer extraordinaire

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Guilherme Vaz

SKimboarding extraordinaire

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Dan Turner

AKA "Lt. Dann"

Dan "TRAN" grew up in the MIDdle of the Town Called Santa Cruz. He used to goon around at Seabright beach, doin dry runs on an old RipTide skim with a busted nose and no wax. It was there that he became friends with TAC founder Ben K. Ben showed him the ropes and soon they were traveling to Southern Cali to do skim contests and to engage in general ridiculousness. After finishing up undergrad in SC, Tran decided to head to San Francisco to attend law school. He has since graduated and passed the bar and is now working for TAC as legal/business counsel. You can still catch glimpses of him shralping at Third Ave. and 26th...

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Nasty Knate

DRIVING extraordinaire

Nasty Nate is true badass from every angle, and yes he gets nasty with it too. Growing up in Santa Cruz/Aptos Nate is one of our biggest advocates, shreding the mountain, dirt.water and just about anything sporting TAC. Nate is the kind of guy that will take what you did and make it look like a sissy little girl was playing around with barbie dolls or something, launching just about whatever vehicle he can get his hands on off a some crazy high dune or mound(haha). We love nate and his support for TAC, we will continue to support his habits too.

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Cole Kerby

WAKE SURFER extraordinaire

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Young Hank

Chilling super hard extraordinaire

 

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Bryan Lake

kite boarding extraordinaire

Bernie, is a real peice of work, he lives life to continually ride his board, either being pulled by the wind....or pushed by a wave. Bernie is also known to crash couches, dip his hand in the cookie jar and who knows what else. You can also carch Bernie drinking most of your beers and hangin out on Joey's boat. Recently he has been building his craft working on shaping his own boards, with a local legendary shaper. Look for Bernie smoking past Joey on a the reg, in every kite race.

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