In others' words ... Letters & testimonials from our friends

"It's a hard thing to find a good teacher," Jimmy Buffett said in an interview on Margaritaville.com, "particularly in surfing, because everybody's too busy surfing. It's a pretty self-indulgent sport. And you don't find a lot of people who have the qualities out there to give. Tim devoted the time to go out there and not go after every wave. Doing this at 53 or 54, and hopefully surfing for the rest of my life, I have a completely different take on how I want to surf. Tim was great to connect with because he has that gift of being a teacher. When you find someone like that, you stick next to them like a remora on a shark."

Our friend Jimmy Buffett, the most famous
member of the Goofy Foot Family.

Jimmy's list of things to do by the age of 50.

Tim's autographed copy of A Pirate Looks at Fifty

Correspondences and other famous friends...

Longboard Legend Joel Tudor and Shaping
Legend Mike Hynson

Riding Giants Legendary Star
Laird Hamilton

From our friends at The Travel Channel's
Family Travel Journal

From Jennifer Nagel

From the Nelson Family

Surfing was the highlight of my trip.

"I want to convey my sincere appreciation"

"...Jeff's genuine love of surfing shining through as he taught us."

"I can't think of a better place on earth to learn to surf than Maui."

"...I swear, I'm addicted!"