Eric Akiskalian grew up surfing in Santa Barbara, CA and has been a local fixture at Rincon Point ‘The Queen of the California Coast’ since 1975.
Today at 57, he has over 25 years global big wave surfing and industry experience. With a list of XXL Big Wave entries and nominations to his name, Eric has become one of the most respected and dedicated big wave tow-in surfers, promoters, water safety drivers and international logistics specialist in the industry. While he continues promoting the sport he loves, he’s also assisting in keeping other surfers safe while running water safety when ever needed.
Eric also owns Towsurfer.com, which has been a leading big wave surfing website he founded in 1998 to promote the sport, the athletes, contests, news, interviews and ocean safety. With the ever changing tech world and internet curve of promoting on social media and other platforms, towsurfer.com
“I have known Eric Akiskalian of Towsurfer.com for over 15 years and I have traveled to many global big wave destinations with him as well. Over the years, he has demonstrated his dedication, expertise, time and passion to promoting our sport and keeping surfers safe with assisting in water safety and rescue. As of recent, I have personally had him work with me in Nazare, Portugal and Mavericks, CA for water safety, assist and rescue for our crew. I trust his abilities and level of experience with my life in any situation that he is willing to put himself in. He’s very calculated and confident, but he also knows that mistakes and bad situations will happen to the best. He’s mentally and physically prepared for the worst case scenarios. He’s a great friend with a big heart and very easy to work with.” – Garrett McNamara / Current Guinness World Record Holder for Biggest Wave Surfed
The launch of the new website for towsurfer.com
“Keep The Dream Alive!”
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