Name: Tony Silvagni
Hometown: Kure Beach, NC
Born: Williamsport, Pennsylvania
Hobbies: Swimming, teaching surf and sup lessons at Tony Silvagni Surf School, Basketball, Fishing
2011 Results: ISA World Longboard Champion, Guy Takayama Open Pro Longboard and Pro Noseriding Champion, Buddy Pelletier Pro Longboard Champion
Sponsors: Kulcha Shok Muzik, Stewart Surfboards, Hot Wax Surf Shop, Cape Fear General Contractors
Travels: Fiji, Australia, France, Brazil, Puerto Rico, Panama, Costa Rica, Mexico, Japan, Nicaragua, Hawaii, California, and the entire East Coast.
2011 Goals: Get travel support to be able to compete in all of the events around the the globe and to win the ASP World Longboard Title!
Next event: 2011 ECSC in Virginia Beach August 22nd-28th, Sri Lanka World Longboard Championships August 30th- September 4th
Biggest supporter: My mom has been my biggest supporter of everything in my life!
I surf because….I love the ocean and it broadens my horizons of the world.
Surfing Achievements: 2010 World Longboard Tour Rating- Equal 9th place overall, 2009 World Longboard Tour Ranking- 24th place overall
2010 ASP WQS North America Ratings (Association of Surfing Professional) – 6th place overall Pro Longboard, 2009- 4th place overall Pro Longboard, 2008- 2nd place overall Pro Longboard.
2011 Overall ASP North America champion on the ratings- 1st place
1st place in the Japan 2 Star Malibu Hyuga Pro Longboard
5th place in the Japan 2 Star Real B Voice Pro Longboard
2011 Overall ASP Japan champion on the ratings- 1st place
U.S.A World Surf Team 2 yrs- Selected from every nationally recognized Surf Organization with a combined membership of over 12,000 athletes, the USA Surf Team boasts the best 8 Surfers in the United States in competitive surfing.
2X Jupiter Fall Classic Pro Longboard Champion, 3X Belmar Pro Longboard Champion, 1X Brave New World Champion, & 3X Ron Jon Easter Surf Festival Pro Longboard Champion.
2005 2nd Place Pro Longboard US Open of Surfing, 4th Place Pro Longboard ASP Costa Del Mar Championships, 3X Globe Scholastics Open Longboard Champion, 2004 NSSA Nationals Open Longboard Champion, 2X Jupiter Fall Classic Pro Longboard Champion, 3X Belmar Pro Longboard Champion, 1X Brave New World Champion, & 3X Ron Jon Easter Surf
Festival Pro Longboard Champion.
2X USSF Open Longboard Champion, 2X NSSA Easterns Open Longboard Champion, 3X East Coast Surfing Championships Pro Longboard Champion, 2X Clean Water Classic Open Longboard Champion, 2X South Carolina State Championships Open Longboard Champion and Men’s Shortboard Champion, & 4X Planet/Reef Sweetwater Pro/Am Open Longboard Champion.
National Media Exposure:
“The Best of the East” DVD: 1 of 3 riders selected out of 7,000 ESA members to be featured in the 2004 DVD The Best of the East debuted at 2005 Orlando Expo. Movie featured in Surfing, ESA, Surfline.com, etc. “Droppin in on the Good Foot by Herbie Fletcher, Fuel TV & WWAY News Channel 3.
Numerous Features in Major Surf Publications: Transworld Surf Magazine, Surf Carolina Magazine, Line Up Magazine, Eastern Surfing Magazine, Surfing Magazine, Surfer Magazine, Easterns Magazine for All-Stars, Carolina Times, Mundo Rad, and Local- Sessions.
Education: Graduated from Ashley High School with a GPA 3.9 and Graduated from Cape Fear Community College with a GPA of 3.66. Currently Attending University of North Carolina at Wilmington with a GPA of 3.353
Skills: Strong social, communication, leadership and team building skills. Experience with public relations, event planning/organizing, networking, and company promotion.
Owner of Tony Silvagni Surf School- 2 years in business, www.SURFSCHOOLNC.com