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 (1976n1989). 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. 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 his 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.