For some people, age really is nothing but a number. Meet Tom Thayer. He was a lifeguard in San Diego for 35 years...until he was 60. An avid bodysurfer throughout, he's amassed decades of knowledge about the sport. To top it off, he's a passionate gardener who uses kelp to fertilize his fruit trees (watch the video to learn how). Legendary, to say the least.

Producer + Camera
Cyrus Sutton

Hayley Gordon

"Hometown" - Instrumental Version
Mick Hargreaves

Is there someone of 'legend' status in your hood? We'd love to know! Submit their photo and a description to or #local_legendz on Instagram and Twitter. We will be giving away a limited-edition Leatherman tool to the best submission of the week!

Local Legendz is an exploration between Korduroy and Leatherman Sport into communities around the world through the guidance of deeply connected individuals who are quietly changing the world from their backyards through hard-work, innovation, craftsmanship and creativity. Through their commitment to this community, this person has gained breadth of wisdom and knowledge which they use in guiding us to a better understanding of place and self, much like the legend on a map.

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