Champion Surfer, Environmentalist, Actor, and Motivational Speaker
Shaun Tomson Bio
Shaun Tomson is a professional speaker, creative thinker, and best selling author. He is an environmentalist, businessman, successful entrepreneur and World Surfing Champion. He has delivered powerful presentations, inspiring and motivating audiences worldwide. His eloquent, thought-provoking, warmhearted and entertaining style captivates the listener and leaves them with a renewed energy and positive attitude. Shaun has spoken at business corporations, law firms, insurance companies, schools, universities, MBA programs, environmental groups, retailers, sports clubs and other organizations. He believes success and personal fulfillment is related to maintaining a positive life attitude and shares his experiences in a variety of presentations targeting specific client demands.
He is a business finance graduate from the University of Natal in South Africa and is the founder of Instinct and Solitude, multi-million dollar international apparel ventures. He has worked in executive positions for some of the foremost companies in the active lifestyle business including Patagonia and O'Neill.
A native of South Africa and an American citizen, he spent sixteen years on the Professional Surfing Tour, winning competitions all over the world. He has been listed as one of the 25 most influential surfers of the century and as one of the 10 greatest surfers of all time.
He is the producer of the award-winning documentary film Bustin' Down the Door, the author of the best selling book Surfer's Code and the creator of the children's iPhone/iPad application Surf Creatures. He is a board member and ambassador for the Surfrider Foundation, the world's largest environmental group dedicated to protecting the world's oceans, waves, and beaches. He lives with his wife Carla and son Luke in Montecito, California.