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Shaun Tomson

Entrepreneur, Speaker, and Former World Champion Surfer

Shaun Tomson is a businessman and inspirational speaker living in Santa Barbara, California, with his wife, Carla, and son, Luke. He is a former World Surfing Champion, and has been 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 popular apparel brands: Instinct in the 1980s and Solitude in the ’90s. He is the author of Surfer’s Code (2006), producer of the documentary film Bustin’ Down the Door (2006), and a board member of Surfrider Foundation and the Santa Barbara Boys & Girls Club.