On Monday March 10, the London Surf Film Festival are partnering up with Huck Magazine to host a very special evening with surf legend Shaun Tomson.
A pivotal figure of the Free Ride Generation, former world champion Shaun Thomson redefined the art of barrel riding and helped usher in the new era of professional surfing. In 2006, Tomson’s life took a tragic turn when his fifteen-year-old son Matthew accidentally died playing ‘the choking game’.
On Monday, Shaun will be joining us at 71a for The Light Shines Ahead, an inspirational talk in which he draws on lessons learned – from growing up in Apartheid South Africa and losing to surfing the world’s most dangerous waves – to provide an account of facing life’s hardest challenges by looking towards the light, revealing that the lessons of a life spent surfing are the lessons of surfing through life: every moment holds the possibility of failure and tragedy, every moment the promise of success and happiness.
Tickets available through Eventbrite cost £10 with all proceeds to children’s charity The Boys and Girls Clubs of America.