A Note on Shaun Tomson — Drop a Stone, Create a Ripple, Start a Wave — The Light Shines Ahead
The name of Shaun Tomson may sound more familiar to some more than others. In short, Shaun Tomson is listed as one of the top 10 surfers of the century and one of the 25 most influential surfers.
He won the world surfing title in 1977 and has been considered within surfing as an innovator with his unique technique.
This is not the reason I am writing this note though.
Shaun Tomson is a successful entrepreneur and a strong proponent of environmentalism. Actually, he is a board member and ambassador for the outstanding Surfrider Foundation.
His entrepreneurial work is equally impressive, from clothing goods to apps for your phone. He has also done movies and authored books.
All of his achievements and his work are radically awesome, to use some dated surf talk.
This is still not the reason for this note though.
Shaun Tomson is a screaming whisper for a better world. A soft spoken inspiration for how to lead our lives. He is a living example in manner and behaviour.
He authored a book called the Surfer’s Code — 12 Simple lessons for riding through life. His work is generously shared throughout social media.
The reason for this note is the manner with which he shares himself with the planet. In his own words, ‘Drop a stone, create a ripple, start a wave…’
He carries a positive message, allowing for everyone and anyone to step up and step forward. He will refer to it as living by one’s own code. A positive outlook on life and a positive attitude through all of life’s experiences and challenges.
He goes on to emphasize that the more of us do something good for nothing, the better this world will be.
His message is simple and available for whoever wishes to spend a few minutes researching his body of work.
I was particularly inspired about how he talks about his family and how he has put together a life that embraces family and a colourful professional career. His ability to talk and connect with the younger ones is impressive. How he interacts and communicates is masterful and in line with his message.
Shaun Tomson is an inspiring path to follow whether as a person, as a parent or as an environmentalist.