Subscriber Spotlight: Tommy Lumpkin

Before the issue containing our first Sub Spot even hit the newsstands inviting our loyal subscribers to sendus their submissions, we’d already been FedExed our first package. And it was a doozy. It appears Athens,Georgia’s Tommy Lumpkin received his early-bird subscriber copy, read the Subscriber Spotlight, andimmediately went to work digging up negatives, Xeroxing glory-day clips, and generally updating histough-guy résumé. A serious multi-sport warrior, Lumpkin forwarded photos of himself surfing the NorthShore and layin’ down big roosters waterskiing, wakeboarding, and even barefoot skiing-not to mention theobligatory snowboarding pics, all shot by his devoted wife and mother of two, Donna. He threw in a classicover-the-shoulder fashion-pout shot of Donna sporting a pair of unfortunate shades which, of course, we feltobliged to print.

Tommy rides about 40 days a year at Sugar Mountain, North Carolina, despite thenine-hour roundtrip drive. He also hits the lake 50 days a year. But being such a man of action has itsprice-a fact to which Lumpkin’s three “major knee surgeries” can attest. Comes with the territory, rightLumpy? Good thing he’s a partner in his own insurance agency. Well, live it up, Tommy-bask in the goldenglow of the Subscriber Spotlight.-E.M. Should you be the next reader featured in the Sub Spot? It’lltake some convincing. Send a package including photos, videotape, multi-media presentations,overhead transparencies, grease money, insider tips, barters, or any other assorted wampum-maybejust a nice bottle of Opus One-to: Snowboard Life c/o Subscriber Spotlight 353 Airport RoadOceanside, California 92054