I managed to contact Tad recently and thought many of you would be interested in what he is up to. Tad has also promised to dig out some good shots of the first surf trip to Biarritz in ’71. If you went to Biarritz in ’71 too, please let us know?
Tad is still in the board business working as a Senior Technical Consultant in board production world wide. All boards are now designed on computer and he is doing quite a lot of designs for different companies in surfboards, kite boards and wake boards. Tad lives in Tarifa, Spain but travels between Thailand and Spain on a monthly basis as he is running a brand new factory in Thailand.
Tad still likes to surf hard and gets to Bali a lot. Tad recently had a trip to Tobago in the Caribbean and got the best waves they were saying in 30 years. Tad says it was maybe the best surf trip of his life. Three weeks anchored off the point on his friends 71 foot boat Gloria. Tad is 59 years old and still surfing, getting plenty of waves and having a ball.