Shaun Tomson


Key industries: Sport icon

Shaun Tomson is a former World Surfing Champion, best-selling author, inspirational speaker, environmentalist and successful entrepreneur.  A native of South Africa, he spent fourteen years on the Professional Tour, winning surfing competitions all over the world.

He is a business finance graduate from the University of Natal in South Africa and is the founder of Instinct and Solitude Sportswear, multi-million dollar international apparel ventures.  He is a director and Chairman of the Advisory Board for the Surfrider Foundation, the world’s largest surfing environmental group.

He is the producer of the recent hit film Bustin' Down the Door and the author of the best selling books Surfer’s Code and Bustin' down the Door - Revolution of '75. He is currently working on a children's book and a series of inspirational sports films. He lives with his wife Carla in Montecito, California.