Michael Tomson (1977)

Santa Cruz, 1977

At the moment, professional surfing is a viable proposition for about three people. So by that measure, I could be classed as a have-not.

"Michael Tomson: the African Attitude," by Steve Pezman, ran in the February 1977 issue of SURFER, when Tomson was 22. This version has been edited and shortened. * * * What part of South Africa are you from? Durban. Have you been surfing much lately? No, I haven’t. The best time tor surfing South Africa is from February through July. Durban’s really good around April and May. The worst time ...

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