When the news broke last month that Tom Rigby was off to pursue a new career and had cut ties with Science Bodyboards, his sponsor for the last decade, we certainly didn’t expect to hear just a month later that he had signed to a new bodyboard company! A new video has been released by Drag Board Co of Tom, well and truly out of retirement and riding like a man possessed.
Drag Board Co are a new bodyboard outfit, founded by Dave Fox and Ryan Mattick, with the intention of giving the industry a rocket up the backside and to introduce a bit of crazy into the sport. Along with Tom, Drag have also signed Jordan Putland and Sam Bennett and released signature boards for all 3 riders.
You can see Tom’s awakening in the tongue in cheek video below, where a distant memory is triggered by a passerby wearing a t-shirt from the 2011 Pipeline Pro and ignites a desire to train hard and to don his fins again. Were you surprised to hear that Tom had left Science Bodyboards to chase a new dream or do you think it was all a ruse and he was already eyeing a new sponsorship deal with Drag Board Co all along? Whatever his reasons, its good to see Riggaz back in the water again.