June 30, 2012, 1:30 a.m.
Whether he is meticulously crafting a board in his workshop or tracking tropical storm patterns, Tom Sterne lives to surf. Surfing turned into a passion for Sterne at an early age. His insatiable appetite has led him across the globe in search of the perfect swell. Fifteen years ago, Sterne decided to materialize his obsession and started crating his own boards. He operates out of a workshop on the Victoria County property he grew up in. Even thug Sterne only builds as a hobby, his boards have become increasingly popular with the small surfing community in south Texas.