Surfer's Code

Front Cover
Gibbs Smith, Sep 1, 2009 - Sports & Recreation
2 Reviews
In Surfers Code, world champion surfer Shaun Tomson shares the life lessons hes gathered from decades of surfingfrom his boyhood adventures in South Africa to the world tour in the late 1970s to the business world today. For Tomson, surfing is a hobby, a sport, a religion, an obsession, and moreit is a way of life. Tomsons life lessons have guided his career to the top of both professional competition and the world of business. These lessons are born of the collective wisdom of the surf community and are a powerful source of inspiration in the face of extraordinary challenges of everyday life. I will never turn my back on the ocean I will paddle around the impact zone I will take the drop with commitment I will never fight a rip tide I will watch out for other surfers There will always be another wave I will always ride into shore I will honor the sport of kings I will pass along my stroke I will catch a wave every day All surfers are connected by one ocean In a new epilogue, Tomson tells about light as a symbol of hopethrough his very personal experiences of a wipeout, the loss of one precious son, and the arrival of another son. Shaun Tomson was 1977 World Champion on the International Professional Surfing Tour. A native of South Africa, he spent fourteen years on the World Tour (1976?1989). He has been featured in more than forty surf videos and starred in the surf movie In Gods Hands. He was listed as one of the twenty-five most influential surfers of the century (Surfer, 1999) and one of the sixteen greatest surfers of all time (Surfing, 2004). He is currently Chairman of the Advisory Board for the Surfrider Foundation and owns his own apparel company, Solitude, in Santa Barbara, California. Patrick Moser, PhD, has written articles on surfing that have appeared in Surfer, Surf Life for Women, and the Surfers Journal. He currently teaches at Drury University in Springfield, Missouri, where he is Chair of the Department of Languages and teaches a course on the history and culture of surfing. Powerful lessons for surfing, business, and life from world champion surfer Shaun Tomson.
 

What people are saying - Write a review

User Review - Flag as inappropriate

Its pretty bad
Poor writing. Banal and obvious truths are wrapped in constant authors bragging about how great he was back in the day. Language is primitive. Zero narration skills. No logic in any of
authors "lessons". The author might as well be a good surfer, but he is a pretty terrible writer. One constant thing that is persistent through out the whole narration of the book is pure narcissism. To the point that he writes a whole proud chapter about dropping in on a guy, then fighting him and putting him in jail. 

Review: Surfer's Code: Twelve Simple Lessons For Riding Through Life

User Review  - Tom - Goodreads

I just started surfing this year and this book was a nice way to think about business in terms of surfing ethics. A nice read Read full review

Selected pages

Contents

I Will Never Turn My Back On The Ocean
1
I Will Paddle Around The Impact Zone
15
I Will Take The Drop With Commitment
25
I Will Never Fight A Rip Tide
37
I Will Always Paddle Back Out
51
I Will Watch Out For Other Surfers
65
There Will Always Be Another Wave
75
I Will Always Ride Into Shore
87
I Will Catch A Wave Every Day
107
All Surfers Are Joined By One Ocean
119
I Will Honor The Sport Of Kings
131
Epilogue
143
The Light Shines Ahead
147
Acknowledgments
161
Author Biographies
162
Copyright

I Will Pass Along My Stoke
97

Other editions - View all

Common terms and phrases

About the author (2009)

Patrick Moser, PhD, has written articles on surfing that have appeared in Surfer, Surf Life for Women, and the Surfer's Journal. His abbreviated history of surfing will appear in the forthcoming The Pacific Region (Greenwood Press). He currently teaches at Drury University in Springfield, Missouri, where he is Chair of the Department of Languages and teaches a course on the history and culture of surfing. His latest project is compiling an anthology of writings about surfing

Bibliographic information