Posted May 8, 2022
The Santa Barbara Maritime Museum (SBMM) will present “The Surfer and the Sage: A Guide to Survive and Ride Life’s Waves”, an in-person lecture by former World Surfing Champion Shaun Tomson, and best-selling author and public philosopher, Noah Ben Shea.
The event, which coincides with the publication of their book of the same title, will offer their advice and experience in dealing with life’s ups and downs. It will take place at 7 p.m. on Thursday, June 16 at SBMM, 113 Harbor Way, ste. 190 Authors will be available for a book signing after the presentation.
Cost is free for SBMM Navigator Circle members, $10 for all other members, and $20 for public members. There will be a pre-conference reception for members only from 6:15 p.m. to 6:45 p.m. Registration is required at https://sbmm.org/santa-barbara-event/. Become a member on https://sbmm.org.
Tomson, originally from South Africa, is a former world surfing champion and has been described as one of the greatest and most influential surfers of all time (Surfer Magazine 1999). He is inducted into the American, Jewish and South African Sports Halls of Fame, and is a world-renowned leadership mentor, entrepreneur, environmentalist, actor and best-selling author.
Tomson is a former board member and ambassador for the Surfrider Foundation, the world’s largest environmental group dedicated to protecting the world’s oceans and beaches. He received the SIMA Environmentalist of the Year award in 2002.
Tomson is a former board member of the Santa Barbara Boys and Girls club and an ambassador for Boys to Men, a youth mentoring organization. Tomson, who lives with his family in Santa Barbara, is the author of “Surfer’s Code” and “The Code: The Power of I Will.”
Noah benShea is one of North America’s most respected public philosophers. He is the international bestselling author of 20 books translated into 18 languages and a source of strength for millions. His inspiring thoughts have impacted the workplace and appear in hospitals, banks and on 30 million Starbucks coffee cups.
His weekly life columns were published for five years by the New York Times Regional Syndicate and nominated for the Pulitzer Prize. BenShea spoke at the Library of Congress, is included in the Congressional Record, has been published by Oxford University Press and the World Bible Society in Jerusalem. He is the National Laureate of the ALS Association.
Since 2000, SBMM has featured artifacts and stories to share the history of the Santa Barbara Channel with over 40,000 visitors annually and provides year-round experiential maritime history and marine science education for local youth.
To visit sbmm.org or call 805-962-8404 to learn more.