JANUARY 1989. Vol. 30, No. 1
On the Cover:
Brock Little. Photo: Warren Bolster
Worst Article Title
Just Wham!…Life Commitment
The surfing experience: It grabs you hard, shakes you up, makes you smile.
"Things have changed. I relate my life in Montana to the original North Shore: it's uncorrupt, and as close to pristine as possible. That's what surfing was once like."—Fred Van Dyke
"I came, I saw, I got carved." —Terry Fitzgerald
THE 17th SURFER POLL AWARD WINNERS:
|10. Brad Gerlach||5. Damien Hardmen||5. Pam Burridge|
|9. Derek Ho||4. Martin Potter||4. Jodie Cooper|
|8. Shaun Tomson||3. Gary Elkerton||3. Wendy Botha|
|7. Mark Occhilupo||2. Tom Carroll||2. Kim Mearigr|
|6. Barton Lynch||1. Tom Curren||1. Frieda Zamba|
WORDS OF WISDOM:
Excerpts from the Richie Collins' Profile
On technique: "I just hit it again and again as hard as I can, as many times as possible, until I fall or the wave ends, one or the other."
On hairstyle: "When I have a shaved head it feels like I can think better. When I've got hair it feels kind of like a helmet, keeping everything inside my head sort of trapped."
On Curren: "I think the guy's an unreal surfer, yeah. But when I catch myself doing one of those Curren head-snaps, I punch myself in the face. That's his thing, not mine."
On free time: "Guys are going, 'Hey, let's look at this, or let's go look at that.' And I'm going, 'Hey I'm not here to be a tourist. I could care less about what this place has to offer. I'm here to do a job. I'm here to surf a contest, then I'm going to get my ass out of here, over to the next contest.'"