Staying Safe from Boardshort Chafe is Poetry

One way to become our Chafe Challenger of the month? Write a poem about your experience with Turqs.

Earlier this month at Surf Expo in Orlando, we met Tom Fucigna Jr, a freelance writer. Tom stopped by to see us at the Turq booth. Somewhat skeptical at first, Tom asked all the right questions about the non-chafing, quick-drying, anti-microbial, chlorine-safe swimbriefs.

Ultimately though, it’s about experiencing life without the chafe. Tom left with a pair of Turqs and recently sent us his thoughts on his first experience challenging life without the chafe:

I bought a pair at the end of the day Saturday at Expo, and finally got out on the water last night, shooting a promo video for Bic Paddlesports here in Jupiter. I realized at the end of the night that I hadn’t even thought about comfort issues anywhere between my knees and my bellybutton, so that’s great!

Tom was so moved that he later sent us the following poetical tribute to Turqs:

Mother Nature may stroll gracefully

but mortal man succumbs to circumstance

when our bathing costumes rub us raw

along the inseams of our pants

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Thank you so much, Tom for being our first Poet Chafe-Challenger of the month!

Tom isn’t only a friend to Turq and a great writer, he’s also a friend to beaches everywhere. Tom is part of The One Piece Plan – a community asking members to make a commitment to pick up one piece of trash every time we hit the shoreline. If you’d like to know more about Tom and his most recent projects – visit The One Piece Plan on Facebook.

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