The Matouk home decor and linen company, located in Fall River Industrial Park, is now the flagship sponsor of Gnome Surf, according to Christopher Antao, the Fall River native who founded the nonprofit surf-therapy group. In return, he said, the Matouk brand will be displayed on towels and other materials such as rash guards used by surfers. He says his first informal introduction to the Matouk company came about after one of its employees noticed him and his instructors teaching kids at South Shore beach. More: Fall River companies step up amid coronavirus mask shortage.
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Surf therapy nonprofit finds flagship sponsor with Fall River company
Born in Hawaii in , Bethany Hamilton began competitive surfing at age 8. Her promising career was seemingly derailed at age 13 when a shark bit off her left arm, but she resumed surfing shortly afterward and won a national title in A successful author and public speaker, Hamilton has shared her experiences in documentary films and appeared on several popular reality TV programs. Raised in a surfing family, along with older brothers Noah and Tim, Hamilton learned to handle the waves at an early age.
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Subscriber Account active since. If you buy through our links, we may earn money from affiliate partners. Learn more. For more than 15 years, only one person could say they surfed Half Moon Bay's legendary break known as Mavericks, one of the most dangerous waves on the planet. After first paddling into the wave at just 17 years old, surfer Jeff Clark had the wave all to himself — until the big-wave surf community caught wind of it.
Why not, what a great job. Being paid to travel the world and surf great waves. The fame the fortune and fun. OK, how do I get to be a pro surfer?? You have a lot of work to do, there is not a pro surfer on the tour that just 'cruised' into it.