Shaun Tomson: A Surfing Icon’s Journey
Hi, From the moment I first stood up on a surfboard as a 9 year old boy, the sport gripped me hard and tightly – that sensation of being “stoked” – of being absolutely exhilarated – has filled me with passion, year after year, decade after decade. I was fortunate to win my first pro event at 17 years old and my last when I was in my thirties. I won 19 major pro events across the world including the Pipeline Masters and the World Professional Championship and along the way created a new style and technique for riding inside the tube, the most exciting and challenging part of the wave.
Perhaps most gratifying was helping build surfing into a professional sport and helping hundreds of other young surfers realize their dreams by becoming pro surfers too. It has been a wonderful ride and my next waves as an entrepreneur, mentor, environmentalist and keynote speaker have been just as exciting and equally as satisfying.