Earlier this week, Michael Tomson was arrested for suspicion of dealing drugs. According to the Laguna Beach Indy, officers discovered 52 grams of cocaine during a routine probation check. The drugs were worth around $2000. They also found a scale and baggies used to package the drug.
Back in the seventies and eighties, Tomson was one of the world’s best surfers. He was a staple in the pro circuit’s early years, leading the charge in the mid-seventies at Pipeline. The regular-footer was one of the first to prove that it was possible to surf Pipe at the same level as goofy-footers.