Dear sponger friends,
It is with great sadness our friend and former professional Bodyboarder Tyson Williams has sadly passed away.
Tyson has been battling crippling depression for a long time,
In typical Tyson style he tried everything to manage his disease, seeking different forms of therapy, medication & spiritual exploration but sadly his battle was too great.
Tyson lived a fruitful life on the world tour for many years and travelled the globe competing and surfing some of the most incredible waves on the planet. Tyson was a very successful Bodyboarder and a marketing icon for brands such as RipCurl, Milo, Morey and Manta Bodyboards plus more. Tyson left a positive impact on the sport and his friends all across the world. He will be remembered as a “down to earth”, friendly, humble guy who ripped and charged harder than most on any surf craft – A true waterman.