Tom Sims, pioneering skateboarder and snowboarder, died from cardiac arrest Wednesday night in Santa Barbara, according to a statement released by Sims Snowboards today.

Sims founded Sims Skateboards which was a major brand in the 1970s sponsoring young skaters like Christian Hosoi and late Jeff Phillips.

Sims is survived by his wife Hilary, sister Margie Sims Klinger of Santa Barbara, sons Tommy and Shane, daughter Sarah and step daughters Alexa and Kylie Wagner.