Welcome to Remarkable People.
This episode’s guest is Shaun Tomson: Surfer, Code Maker, and Flow Evangelist.
A few years ago I was in the Apple store in Santa Barbara getting my son’s iPhone screen fixed. A guy came up to me and asked, “Are you Hawaiian?” and I said no.
Then he said, “You look just like Guy Kawasaki..” I responded that I was Guy Kawasaki, but I’m Japanese, not Hawaiian. He introduced himself as Shaun Tomson.
I had just started surfing, so I didn’t know who Shaun was, but the Apple genius said to me, “Do you know who he is?”
“No.” I responded. The genius says, “He’s one of the greatest surfers ever.” Well, duh. From that humble beginning, Shaun and I became friends.
He took me surfing a few days later, and not even the great Shaun Thomson could get me up on a wave!
Shaun is recognized one of the ten greatest surfers of all time. He won the IPS World Championship in 1977. He and a small group of surfers established surfing as a profession in the 1970s.
He is currently an author, speaker, and board member of the Surfrider Foundation. Besides being a remarkable surfer, he is also a remarkable human being.
Do you know about the state of consciousness called “flow?” Keep listening, and you’ll learn what it is and how to achieve it.
I’m Guy Kawasaki, and this is Remarkable People. Now here’s Shaun!
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