Shaun Tomson


Shaun Tomson was the 1977 World Champion on the International World Surfing Tour. A native of South Africa, he spent fourteen years on the Tour (1976-1989), nine of which in the top six. With twelve contest wins, including a record setting six year winning streak in the prestigious Gunston 500 in Durban, South Africa, he was considered one of the world's finest surfers.

He has been featured in more than forty surf videos, was profiled in an Outdoor Life Network (OLN) documentary series in 1998, and starred as a surf journalist in the major motion picture from TriStar/Sony Pictures 'In Gods Hands' in 1998.

Additional honors include nine appearances on the covers of Surfer and Surfing magazines, as well as being an inductee to the Huntington Be

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Surfer's Code: Twelve Simpl...

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The Code: The of Power of "...

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Bustin' Down the Door: The ...

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Make Your Own Waves: The Su...

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Surfer: 50 Years

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“I will never turn my back on the ocean: Passion
I will paddle around the impact zone: No short cuts
I will take the drop with commitment: Courage, focus and determination
I will never fight a rip tide: The danger of pride and egotism
I will always paddle back out: Perseverance in the face of challenges
I will watch out for other surfers after a big set: Responsibility
I will know that there will always be another wave: Optimism
I will ride and not paddle into shore: Self-esteem
I will pass on my stoke to a non-surfer: Sharing knowledge and giving back
I will catch a wave every day, even in my mind: Imagination
I will realize that all surfers are joined by one ocean: Empathy
I will honor the sport of kings: Honor and integrity”
Shaun Tomson, Surfer's Code: Twelve Simple Lessons For Riding Through Life

“So don’t worry if someone doesn’t have your dream listed in their little book. Go out there and write your own.”
Shaun Tomson, The Code: The Power of "I Will"

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