Surfer's Code

Surfer's Code

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Surfing has been described as a sport, a religion, an obsession and a way of life. For Shaun Tomson, world champion surfer and successful entrepreneur, surfing is all of that and more. In Surfer's code, Tomson shares the life lessons he's gathered over many years of surfing - from his boyhood in South Africa to the World Tour in the 70s and 80s. While the lessons Tomson shares are taken from beaches all over the world, they translate powerfully to everyday life and the extraordinary challenges we face. They reflect the attitude and outlook necessary to survive not only the ups and downs of life, but to master them and emerge a winner. His lessons include: I will never turn my back on the ocean, I will always paddle back out, I will watch out for other surfers, There will always be another wave, I will catch a wave every day. Shaun Tomson was born in Durban and went on to become one of the world's best surfers. He competed on the Pro Tour for 16 years, winning 19 professional events. During his competitive career he was at different stages both the youngest and oldest surfer to win a professional event.
Tomson was listed as one of the 25 most influential surfers of the century (Surfer 1999) and one of the 16 greatest surfers of all time (Surfing 2004). He is a business finance graduate from the University of Natal, and has created two successful multimillion-dollar clothing brands: Instinct in the 80s and Solitude in the 90s.
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Product details

  • Paperback
  • The Penguin Group (SA) (Pty) Ltd
  • Parklands, South Africa
  • Revised
  • 2nd Revised edition
  • 0143026798
  • 9780143026792

About Shaun Tomson

Patrick Moser has written numerous articles on surfing that have appeared inSurfer, Surf Life for Women and The Surfer's Journal. He is chair of the Department of Languages at Drury University in Missouri, USA, and teaches a course on the history and culture of surfing.
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