Surfer's Codeby Shaun Tomson and Patrick Moser
In Surferís Code, world champion surfer Shaun Tomson shares the life lessons heís gathered from decades of surfingófrom his boyhood adventures in South Africa to the world tour in the late 1970s to the business world today. For Tomson, surfing is a hobby, a sport, a religion, an obsession, and moreóit is a way of life. Tomsonís… See more details below
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In Surferís Code, world champion surfer Shaun Tomson shares the life lessons heís gathered from decades of surfingófrom his boyhood adventures in South Africa to the world tour in the late 1970s to the business world today. For Tomson, surfing is a hobby, a sport, a religion, an obsession, and moreóit is a way of life. Tomsonís life lessons have guided his career to the top of both professional competition and the world of business. These lessons are born of the collective wisdom of the surf community and are a powerful source of inspiration in the face of extraordinary challenges of everyday life.
I will never turn my back on the ocean
I will paddle around the impact zone
I will take the drop with commitment
I will never fight a rip tide
I will watch out for other surfers
There will always be another wave
I will always ride into shore
I will honor the sport of kings
I will pass along my stroke
I will catch a wave every day
All surfers are connected by one ocean
In a new epilogue, Tomson tells about light as a symbol of hopeóthrough his very personal experiences of a wipeout, the loss of one precious son, and the arrival of another son.
Shaun Tomson was 1977 World Champion on the International Professional Surfing Tour. A native of South Africa, he spent fourteen years on the World Tour (1976ñ1989). He has been featured in more than forty surf videos and starred in the surf movie In Godís Hands. He was listed as one of the twenty-five most influential surfers of the century (Surfer, 1999) and one of the sixteen greatest surfers of all time (Surfing, 2004). He is currently Chairman of the Advisory Board for the Surfrider Foundation and owns his own apparel company, Solitude, in Santa Barbara, California.
Patrick Moser, PhD, has written articles on surfing that have appeared in Surfer, Surf Life for Women, and the Surferís Journal. He currently teaches at Drury University in Springfield, Missouri, where he is Chair of the Department of Languages and teaches a course on the history and culture of surfing.
Powerful lessons for surfing, business, and life from world champion surfer Shaun Tomson.
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