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.

Our thoughts are with Tyson’s family and friends in these tough times…. RIP Tyson…

Here are a few pics of Tyson to reflect on… Tyson was ripping and charging on all craft until the end and was a beacon of light and inspiration to others.

(Images courtesy of Ian Stewart)



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  • Weby

    Rest in peace brother…. Love is eternal. Thank you for all that you contributed to life and to the bodyboarding community. We will all miss you.

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