Glen Thurston - Professional Athlete
So much background to talk about, so many waves ridden, some conquered some still to conquer. Yet here we are, a new leaf so to speak, a new page turned in the book of my life. You can read most of the story at my personal website www.glenthurston.com.au, im here to share with you the next chapter, my future, my passions, dreams and hopes for making a difference in the world as a professional bodyboarding athlete.
As you read this you are witnessing a huge break through season in my life, the fight to establish a counter culture company has been survived to some degree, you could say I put my life into establishing the foundation for ID boards as a rider laying the bricks of the new surf house, gearing up for the winter swells. As I wipe the sweat of my brow, thank the many who helped, slaved and made it possible the reward is and always will be the trench digging with family and friends, content in the muddy, messy happy working life.
My new role as a sponsored rider of ID boards will be exciting, having the opportunity to now develop ranges and products with some incredible athletes , and start testing everything we thought we knew, in order to create something that lifts the level and opens up new possibility’s.
For me personally, I feel its time to pursue some new levels in personal fitness, nutrition and even tame some unknown giant waves both nationally and internationally. Wherever this may take me, wherever I may live, ride, eat and breathe, i’m confident that this direction I am on can only be positive for our sport and the people I do life with.
Michael Novy - Professional Athlete
Inspiration starts with something that is so amazing, that when you experience it, you’re left inspired and refilled with passion. It’s the feeling you get when all the elements come together for that perfect ride. It’s worth saving for, it’s worth all the time spent to get there, it’s worth taking turns filming, just to capture that magic moment.
We know, we have been there and we are still there, this is why its so important to have the board you ride inspired by someone who has experienced bodyboarding so closely.Every ID. Template that makes it’s way to your local store has had time, energy, passion and precision poured into it’s design. Nothing beats experience.
Inspired design is about channelling 15 years of testing, training, tweaking and refining into one carefully designed template.
Magno Passos - Professional Athlete
It’s an honour to share a small part of my life as a professional bodyboarder, i placed 5th in the world 2007, then became Latin American champion 2009 and 2010 and I am currently ranked 8th in the world 2011. I am Married to my wife Katherine and we have our 3 year old son Arthur, these are all the best things so far in my life.
It`s been an incredible adventure riding with ID Boards. In these last two months in Australia, I can easily say that it feels like I`ve done more in this small time here, then I have done in the last 5 years of my bodyboarding career.
I believe ID boards is preparing the path for champions, and Ive never felt so encouraged from my past experiences with other companies as I`m feeling now with ID. With the team work as a whole, and with the support I believe I can be reaching my goals both now and into the future.
My desire is to make the most of this relationship and to work everyday focused on excelling my performance in the water. I hope our partnership lasts as long as it possibly can.
Gloria a Deus.