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June 3, 2010
MOVIES Surfing legend Shaun Tomson will appear in person to discuss his involvement in two classic surf documentaries, 2008's "Bustin' Down the Door" and 1978's "Standing Room Only." Both films capture the intensity and excitement of the surfing revolution taking place during the groovy mid '70s with electrifying footage and rare interviews. Aero Theatre, 1328 Montana Ave., Santa Monica. 7:30 p.m. Thu. $11. (323) 466-3456. http://www.americancinematheque.com.
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June 3, 2010
MOVIES Surfing legend Shaun Tomson will appear in person to discuss his involvement in two classic surf documentaries, 2008's "Bustin' Down the Door" and 1978's "Standing Room Only." Both films capture the intensity and excitement of the surfing revolution taking place during the groovy mid '70s with electrifying footage and rare interviews. Aero Theatre, 1328 Montana Ave., Santa Monica. 7:30 p.m. Thu. $11. (323) 466-3456. http://www.americancinematheque.com.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 26, 1995 | KENNETH R. WEISS
Former world champion surfer Shaun Tomson tonight will present a slide show retrospective of professional surfing at Patagonia in Ventura, where he was recently hired as director of sportswear and surf wear. Tomson, 40, recently moved from his native South Africa with his wife, Carla, and 5-year-old son to take the job at the Ventura-based outdoor clothing company. During his 15 years on the world professional surfing tour, Tomson became the unofficial spokesman for the sport.
SPORTS
February 14, 2010 | Chris Erskine
Twenty-five things you (probably) didn't know about the Winter Games: 1 Olympic Village athletes do their own laundry. 2 To be included, a sport must be practiced in at least 25 nations. 3 Torch bearers, who paid $350 for the propane devices, were able to keep them when they were done. 4 NBC's coverage of the opening ceremony attracted 67.5 million viewers, 17 million more than the Turin Games four years ago. 5 NBC's Olympic fanfare is called "Bugler's Dream." Its conductor?
SPORTS
June 26, 1985 | ELLIOTT ALMOND, Times Staff Writer
The Calvin Klein image-makers like athletic types. They're into wavy, wind-swept hair, cut evenly. They're into dark-tinted, rectangular sunglasses. They're into bronzed, smooth skin. Simply, they're into hunkism. Calvin himself spends countless hours searching for this personification of perfect. And he thought he found it in a picture of surfer Shaun Tomson. He just had to have him model Calvin Klein pants. Nothing was going to come between this man, this vision, and Calvin Klein. Nothing.
ENTERTAINMENT
October 25, 2006 | Hugo Martin, Times Staff Writer
The waves at Malibu State Beach crest at about 3 feet and the sun cuts through the morning haze as former world surfing champion Shaun Tomson rides the last swell to shore. It's been nearly 30 years since he won a world title, but Tomson wows the 50 or so surfers in the water with his sharp cutbacks and slicing U-turns. In the parking lot afterward, he changes out of his wetsuit. A lanky teenager in a bucket hat steps up and introduces himself.
SPORTS
August 2, 1987
Dave Parmenter of Huntington Beach failed to reach the quarterfinals of the $42,000 Stubbies Pro surfing contest Saturday when he lost his third-round heat to Barton Lynch of Manly, Australia. Lynch, the current Assn. of Surfing Professionals points leader, then was defeated in the quarterfinals by Shaun Tomson of Los Angeles. In today's semifinals, Tomson will meet Tom Curren of Santa Barbara, who defeated Tom Carroll of Newport, Australia, in the quarterfinals.
SPORTS
August 27, 1985 | KURT ROSENBERG
The largest surfing competition in the nation--the Ocean Pacific Pro Surfing Championships--starts today at the Huntington Beach Pier. About 150 competitors are expected to participate, including all of the world's top-rated surfers. The contest was scheduled to start this morning at 6:30 and runs through Sunday. In today's California trials, 96 men are entered and will compete for 24 places in Wednesday's events.
SPORTS
February 14, 2010 | Chris Erskine
Twenty-five things you (probably) didn't know about the Winter Games: 1 Olympic Village athletes do their own laundry. 2 To be included, a sport must be practiced in at least 25 nations. 3 Torch bearers, who paid $350 for the propane devices, were able to keep them when they were done. 4 NBC's coverage of the opening ceremony attracted 67.5 million viewers, 17 million more than the Turin Games four years ago. 5 NBC's Olympic fanfare is called "Bugler's Dream." Its conductor?
NEWS
November 21, 1986 | ROSE-MARIE TURK
If it looks familiar, that's because it was here before--back in the '60s when the Beach Boys crooned "Surfin' U.S.A." and movie houses played "Gidget" and "The Endless Summer." Suddenly surfing, aloha shirts, Bermuda shorts and "baggies" were in. But the old days were a drop in the bucket. Now the scene, in surf vernacular, is "un-REAL."
ENTERTAINMENT
October 25, 2006 | Hugo Martin, Times Staff Writer
The waves at Malibu State Beach crest at about 3 feet and the sun cuts through the morning haze as former world surfing champion Shaun Tomson rides the last swell to shore. It's been nearly 30 years since he won a world title, but Tomson wows the 50 or so surfers in the water with his sharp cutbacks and slicing U-turns. In the parking lot afterward, he changes out of his wetsuit. A lanky teenager in a bucket hat steps up and introduces himself.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 26, 1995 | KENNETH R. WEISS
Former world champion surfer Shaun Tomson tonight will present a slide show retrospective of professional surfing at Patagonia in Ventura, where he was recently hired as director of sportswear and surf wear. Tomson, 40, recently moved from his native South Africa with his wife, Carla, and 5-year-old son to take the job at the Ventura-based outdoor clothing company. During his 15 years on the world professional surfing tour, Tomson became the unofficial spokesman for the sport.
SPORTS
August 2, 1987
Dave Parmenter of Huntington Beach failed to reach the quarterfinals of the $42,000 Stubbies Pro surfing contest Saturday when he lost his third-round heat to Barton Lynch of Manly, Australia. Lynch, the current Assn. of Surfing Professionals points leader, then was defeated in the quarterfinals by Shaun Tomson of Los Angeles. In today's semifinals, Tomson will meet Tom Curren of Santa Barbara, who defeated Tom Carroll of Newport, Australia, in the quarterfinals.
NEWS
November 21, 1986 | ROSE-MARIE TURK
If it looks familiar, that's because it was here before--back in the '60s when the Beach Boys crooned "Surfin' U.S.A." and movie houses played "Gidget" and "The Endless Summer." Suddenly surfing, aloha shirts, Bermuda shorts and "baggies" were in. But the old days were a drop in the bucket. Now the scene, in surf vernacular, is "un-REAL."
SPORTS
August 27, 1985 | KURT ROSENBERG
The largest surfing competition in the nation--the Ocean Pacific Pro Surfing Championships--starts today at the Huntington Beach Pier. About 150 competitors are expected to participate, including all of the world's top-rated surfers. The contest was scheduled to start this morning at 6:30 and runs through Sunday. In today's California trials, 96 men are entered and will compete for 24 places in Wednesday's events.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 30, 1985 | JUDY PASTERNAK, Times Staff Writer
Almost any other day at Surfrider Beach, Huey Pritchard and Tony Zapata would have been in the water waiting to catch a Malibu wave. But on this particular afternoon, there was no ocean swell; the sea had become sheet metal--flat and shiny and gray. So instead of surfing, the two boys lounged on the sand, involved in another favorite pastime: Discussing their futures as high-fashion models.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 30, 1985 | JUDY PASTERNAK, Times Staff Writer
Almost any other day at Surfrider Beach, Huey Pritchard and Tony Zapata would have been in the water waiting to catch a Malibu wave. But on this particular afternoon, there was no ocean swell; the sea had become sheet metal--flat and shiny and gray. So instead of surfing, the two boys lounged on the sand, involved in another favorite pastime: Discussing their futures as high-fashion models.
NEWS
June 30, 1985 | JUDY PASTERNAK, Times Staff Writer
Almost any other day at Surfrider Beach, Huey Pritchard and Tony Zapata would have been in the water waiting to catch a Malibu wave. But on this particular afternoon, there was no ocean swell; the sea had become sheet metal--flat and shiny and gray. So instead of surfing, the two boys lounged on the sand, involved in another favorite pastime: Discussing their futures as high-fashion models.
NEWS
June 30, 1985 | JUDY PASTERNAK, Times Staff Writer
Almost any other day at Surfrider Beach, Huey Pritchard and Tony Zapata would have been in the water waiting to catch a Malibu wave. But on this particular afternoon, there was no ocean swell; the sea had become sheet metal--flat and shiny and gray. So instead of surfing, the two boys lounged on the sand, involved in another favorite pastime: Discussing their futures as high-fashion models.
SPORTS
June 26, 1985 | ELLIOTT ALMOND, Times Staff Writer
The Calvin Klein image-makers like athletic types. They're into wavy, wind-swept hair, cut evenly. They're into dark-tinted, rectangular sunglasses. They're into bronzed, smooth skin. Simply, they're into hunkism. Calvin himself spends countless hours searching for this personification of perfect. And he thought he found it in a picture of surfer Shaun Tomson. He just had to have him model Calvin Klein pants. Nothing was going to come between this man, this vision, and Calvin Klein. Nothing.
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