Feb 4, 2015

From Tom, Captain Tom ...

 
(Not Captain Tom)
 
When it comes to jet setting mat riders, Tom from Munich takes the proverbial cake. (Or, in his case, the proverbial strudel.)

A pilot for a major European air carrier, Tom has surfed his quiver of mats on virtually every continent. Over the years, he's developed a somewhat delusional self image...what Freud might refer to as, "Bond-envy."

Often times, he doesn't even bother to land his 787. He just bails out when he flies over good surf...


Or he chases surf in his mini-shuttle...


Or his mat-friendly jet pack...



Earlier today, Tom apprised us of his upcoming schedule in hopes of hooking up with mat riders in those exotic locations...

Hello Paul,

I'm scheduled for a  weekend trip to Capetown, SA late 14th - early 16th. Do you know anyone down there, that would could be in the mood/mode to hook  up with me for some slides?

Next...


The weekend after (21st) I'm due for LA/Torrance and 2.5 days off (in the water earliest Saturday morning) Do you have any water-time planned then, by any chance?
If the forecast looks ok and you feel like it and/or you need a reason to plan something - I'll be there and mobile.

Hope you and the ma'm from Jersey are well!


Cheers from chilly Bad Honnef

Regards
Tom


Should you take the plunge and hook up with Tom, be advised there's some eccentric baggage that comes with the journey.

While an accomplished pilot himself, Tom is often inclined to turn over "the stick" to his well-coiffed crew of co-pilots...

 

Further distractions await once you arrive at Tom's locale, as his jaunts attract an array of international mat groupies...both past and present, real and imagined.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 


But don't be fooled into thinking it's all fun and games when it comes to Captain Tom and his mat addiction. He dictates copious notes about the awesome performance of his 4GFs to his assistant, Olga...

 
 
 

2 comments:

tuskedbeast said...

Had a great session here in SF with Tom- I had a break between preforming brain surgeries, and Rob from fighting offshore oil platform fires. What a great way to unwind.

Seriously Paul, thanks for the introduction. It was amazing to be in the water with another mat rider- so instructive! Unsurprisingly, Tom rips, and is such a nice guy!

Jonathan

Matt23 said...

Is it true that he keeps mats, fins and other accoutrements stashed in deposit boxes globally?