Surfing Icon Shaun Tomson to talk about new book 'The Code'
OCT 15, 2013 — Del Mar, Calif.
World champion surfer and best-selling author Shaun Tomson releases The Code, a simple strategy for confronting everyday challenges and making positive, life-changing decisions.
All you need to turn hope into action is to write your promises down and say them out loud-to make a promise to no one but yourself. The Code is about many things-faith, courage, creativity, determination-but above all it’s about the 12 promises we make to ourselves about the future. –Shaun Tomson
Tomson will discuss a life spent in the surf, the power contained in the 12 promises outlined in the book and his philosophy of commitment to positive choices – an inspiring presentation suitable for parents, children and people dealing with life’s challenges.
Shaun Tomson is a business consultant 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.
Tuesday 29th October –
Sun Diego Boardshops At The Flower Hill Promenade
2500 Via De La Valle #1001 (next to Whole Foods)
Del Mar, CA 92014
For more information on The Code visit www.shauntomson.com
“Shaun Tomson is a surfing hero, and he continues to inspire with words of wisdom and empowerment for future generations. He speaks from experience and has great advice about overcoming adversity and making good choices in your formative years.”
Tony Hawk – Skateboarding Icon
“All adolescents and their parents together would do well to read and ponder the inspiration and lessons contained in these pages.”
Michael Weitzman MD, Professor of Pediatrics and Psychiatry, The New York University School of Medicine
“Live The Code.”
Shaun White – Snowboard Olympic Champion
“Although The Code sells itself as a self-help book for teens, it is a much richer mix than that. It’s part memoir, part surf rap, part homage. Above all, it’s a gut-punching journey of emotional resurrection. Shaun Tomson confronts the darkest kind of tragedy-the death of his own son-with grace, intelligence, and a historic kind of hopefulness. The lessons herein penetrate in unexpected ways.”
Steve Hawk, former editor Surfer Magazine
“I will” is a resounding mantra for youth of today. This is a great piece of literature that I humbly suggest is read by our children and their parents. Together they can and will change the world.
David Edelman MA, MBA, MFCC, President Board of Directors, Santa Barbara Boys and Girls Club.