At the opening night of the Honolulu Surf Film Festival, we had a drawing to win a Surftech SUP board. We did another one last night for the closing of the festival, which has been an exhilarating celluloid experience due not only to the films, but the amazing audiences who bring a lot of aloha to the theater (so thank you!).

The winner of the second SUP board is Tom Shearer of Kailua. The Castle Medical Center MD hadn’t planned on coming to the closing night, but some friends (now officially his best friends!) bought him tickets. Tom entered the draw at zero hour before grabbing one of the last remaining seats in the jam-packed theater—he absolutely did not expect to win.

Tom is a keen surfer and has stand-up paddled many times. He has been wanting to invest in a SUP board, but just moved house and has been waiting to settle in a bit more before splashing out on any big new purchases. Tom’s plans for the board? He’ll be taking it out on the water—with his two year old (it’s never to early to start!).