Tom Lowe’s #First ride at Todos Santos – Shaping the Board

As part of a new Vodafone ‘Firsts’ series, UK charger Tom Lowe recently embarked on his first big wave mission to Todos Santos in Mexico. With a “warm-up” session at Mavs the day before with Skindog Collins to get him in the right frame of mind, the goal was for Lowey to paddle a 20-foot-plus bomb at what is one of the most powerful and dangerous big wave line-ups in the world.

In this first of three making-of episodes, the Cornish heavy water charger pays a visit to Chris Christenson’s San Diego surfboard factory to pick up his specially shaped rhinochaser and catch up with one of the most respected and in-demand big wave craftsmen in the business in preparation of his exploit.

To watch Lowey’s full 8-minute ‘First’ short head over to

Otherwise for more on the Cornish heavy water chaser, be sure to also check out our recent ‘Hidden Lives‘ profile movie.


Newsletter Terms & Conditions

Please enter your email so we can keep you updated with news, features and the latest offers. If you are not interested you can unsubscribe at any time. We will never sell your data and you'll only get messages from us and our partners whose products and services we think you'll enjoy.

Read our full Privacy Policy as well as Terms & Conditions.