Tom Sims passed away Wednesday night of cardiac arrest at the Santa Barbara Cottage Hospital near his home in California. Born in 1950, Tom has lived a successful life and our thoughts and prayers go out to his family and loved ones. Sim’s is often credited with the invention of the first modern snowboard as he had built the “Skiboard” proto-type in his wood shop class in 1963 when he was a seventh grader. Tom also ran a skateshop and founded Sims Skateboards in Santa Barbara in 1976 and won the World Championships that same year. Tom has done it all, from winning prestigious championships to being a stunt double for Roger Moore in the 1985 James Bond film, ”A View to a Kill.” Memories and support poured out across the skate and snow communites today. Rest in peace, Tom Sims, Forever missed, Forever Loved and Forever a legend.
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