Tomson, Ernie


Surf contest organizer from Durban, South Africa; cofounder of the Gunston 500 competition in 1969; father of 1977 world champion Shaun Tomson. Ernie Tomson was born (1923) and raised in Durban and was a tail gunner in the South African Air Force during World War II. A lifeguard and top-ranked competitive swimmer, Tomson was bellyboarding at Durban's South Beach in early 1946 when he was hit by ...

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