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Snowboarding and Skateboarding Pioneer Dies Aged 61

Snowboarding and Skateboarding Pioneer Dies Aged 61
Snowboarding and Skateboarding Icon Tom Sims Remembered. Visionary skateboarder and snowboarder, Tom Sims, has died aged 61. News of his death was made public on Thursday. According to a statement released by Sims Snowboards, the extreme sports pioneer suffered a cardiac arrest on Wednesday night and passed away at the Santa Barbara Cottage Hospital in California. He is survived by his wife, two sons,... 

Father of Modern Windsurfing, Jim Drake, Remembered

Father of Modern Windsurfing, Jim Drake, Remembered
Three weeks ago, Jim Drake, the pioneering engineer who invented the first mass produced windsurfing board, died aged eighty-three after a long battle with lung disease. He died at his home in Pfafftown, California, surrounded by his family and loved ones. - Jim Drake is widely credited with having made windsurfing accessible to water sports enthusiasts across the globe. Whilst the concept of windsurfing... 

RIP Nelson Pratt – Leading British Snowboarder Mourned By Snow Elites

RIP Nelson Pratt - Leading British Snowboarder Mourned By Snow Elites
In Memory of Nelson Pratt It’s pretty rare to come across anyone in this life who uniformly inspires nothing but admiration, respect and love from their fellow man, but judging from the touching tributes being paid to Nelson Pratt, that is exactly what this extraordinary 33-year-old snowboarder achieved. Tragically, the death of Nelson Pratt was announced a few days ago; since which time we’ve... 
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