The ISA World Surfing Games are set to return to the French town of Biarritz for the first time since the historic edition in 1980.
Tom Curren won the World Junior Surfing Championship 37 years ago and went on to conquer three world titles in 1985, 1986, and 1990. The American is the only surfer to be crowned world champion in the Junior (1980), Open (1982), and Masters (2011) divisions.
“I was really honored to get the invitation to be an Honorary Patron of the 2017 ISA World Surfing Games. I’ve spent a lot of time in Biarritz, so it means a lot to me. I have a lot of fond memories of my time in France. It gives me another reason to come back,” explains Tom Curren.