Thomas King – MOCKE Athlete

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Name + Age (2016):
Thomas King, 32

Occupation:
Currently between jobs as I try and make 2016 as successful as possible while still keeping up to date with monthly living expenses.

Years paddling:
Surfing since I was 5, Been Stand Up Paddling for the last 4 years.

Which paddling disciplines do you compete in? Eg. Surfski, river marathon, flat-water marathon, flat water sprint, S.U.P etc:
I do it standing up!

Favourite race, why?
Favourite type of racing is definitely downwind races. The thrill of riding the bumps and using what mother nature has provided to go as fast as possible.

What about paddling keeps you paddling?
The pure enjoyment and diversity of SUP’ing

Were (or are you) a champ at any other sport?
I have been a champion at short boarding and long boarding.

Why paddling above other sports?
The pure enjoyment and diversity of SUP’ing

Greatest paddling achievement ( or top 3!)
South African National Colours 2015/2016
9th Place Huntington Beach Pro
Current record holder for 11.4km SUP Miller’s Run, False bay South Africa

Most memorable life achievement outside of paddling:
Marrying my amazing wife Tarryn King – formerly Tarryn Kyte

What is your favourite MOCKE product, why?
The PFD – light weight, carries everything I need and the visibility is amazing for open-ocean paddling.

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