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Shaun Tomson’s “The Surfer’s Code” (The Light Shines Ahead) available for only R121.50

Posted on 19 July 2011 by Phillipa Mitchell

In The Surfer’s Code, world champion surfer Shaun Tomson shares the life lessons he’s gathered from decades of surfing—from 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 more—it is a  way of life. Tomson’s 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 hope—through 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 God’s 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 Surfer’s 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.

Click here to place your order online with Red Pepper Books today…

Table of Contents:

Introduction vii

Lesson 1 – I Will Never Turn My Back On The Ocean 1

Lesson 2 – I Will Paddle Around The Impact Zone 15

Lesson 3 – I Will Take The Drop With Commitment 25

Lesson 4 – I Will Never Fight A Rip Tide 37

Lesson 5 – I Will Always Paddle Back Out 51

Lesson 6 – I Will Watch Out For Other Surfers 65

Lesson 7 – There Will Always Be Another Wave 75

Lesson 8 – I Will Always Ride Into Shore 87

Lesson 9 – I Will Pass Along My Stoke 97

Lesson 10 – I Will Catch A Wave Every Day 107

Lesson 11 – All Surfers Are Joined By One Ocean 119

Lesson 12 – I Will Honor The Sport Of Kings 131

Epilogue 143

Afterword – The Light Shines Ahead 147

Acknowledgments 161

Author Biographies 162

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Books to read before you die: Adult Non-Fiction

Posted on 18 July 2011 by Phillipa Mitchell

Welcome to the first truly South African list of books to read before you die! Hundreds of South African readers have nominated their favourite books and we’re proud to present them to you!

This page is dedicated to favourite books in the category of non-fiction and covers biographies, self-development books, business books, cookbooks…the list goes on and on!

From Shantaram, to The Alchemist, to The Long Walk to Freedom, they’re all here, and more!

If there is a book you have read that you feel deserves to be on our list, please email phillipa@redpepperbooks.co.za and we will definitely consider adding it to our list.

Click here to be connected to the Red Pepper Books web site where you can browse the full selection of books to read before you die in the category of non-fiction!

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Audio Books to listen to before you die: Adult Non-Fiction

Posted on 18 July 2011 by Phillipa Mitchell

Red Pepper Books has put together the first truly South African list of audio books to listen to before you die!

Hundreds of South African readers have nominated their favourite audio books and we’re proud to present them to you!

The page is dedicated to favourite books in the category of adult non-fiction with a particular focus on motivational and business books. If you don’t have time to read, you no longer have an excuse. Get in your car, put a CD into your CD player, sit back (focus on the road), and let the world of audio books stimulate and excite your grey matter. Read a book a week without having to actually make the time for it – just switch the radio off and drive!

From Think and Grow Rich by Napolean Hill to Shantaram by Gregory David Roberts, to other classics like Who Moved my Cheese and Man’s Search for Meaning, we’re certain you’ll find an audio book here to whet your appetite!

Happy listening! Click here to view the entire list on the Red Pepper Books web site

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