The Transformation of Tom Stone

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Tom Pohaku Stone stared at a Hawaiian pro surfing career at an early age. Running into trouble time after time helped him separate from his ego and find the traditional Hawaiian culture that founded all things surfing. Including the study of it as well as it’s traditional practices like papa nalu (boards) and papa holua (wooden sleds that ridden down hillsides). Ultimately this saved his life.