We’re proud to announce that a South Florida local took the #1 spot in the Volcom Stone your boardies contest! We sat down to find out what’s really on Ft. Lauderdale Ocean Rescue Lifeguard Tom Frezza’s mind. BC: What made you decide to compete in the Volcom Stone Your Boardshorts Contest? Tom: I’ve always designed T-shirts and fun things like that and have always wanted to design my own pair of boardshorts, so I figured this would be a good opportunity. BC: What inspired your design? Tom: I also do a lot of carving and the natural wood grain has always put me in a daze. So I came up with a cool woody design. BC: Your boardshorts are called the “Tree Trunks.” Do you encourage tree hugging? Tom: Only when they hug back. BC: How long have you been creating artwork? Tom: Ever since I could pee in the snow. BC: So you’re an Ocean Rescue Lifeguard. How long have you been saving lives and taking names? Tom: Going on 5 years… No names, please. BC: What’s the funniest thing you’ve ever seen on the beach? Tom: Fun drunk chick fighting with dropkicks. BC: What sports are you into? Tom: Surfing….. Duh…. BC: How many times have you rolled an ATV? Tom: I don’t do drugs. BC: What’s your craziest lifeguard story? Tom: Fat guys in small bikinis…. Always a good story. BC: Do you feel that winning this contest has benfitted you as an artist? Tom: No cheese intended, but absolutely. There is so much out there that inspires me and I hope that my art can do the same for others. I feel thankful and honored for the recognition. We can’t wait to see these bad boys in person. Thanks, Tom and Congratulations from all of us at BC!
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