MOTORSKILL TRIPPING WITH BRAD BARRETT: “GRIFFIN GAVE US AN EVIL-EYE FLEEGLE, AND IT SCARED THE SHIT OUT OF ME!”

Brad Barrett was the unsung hero of SURFER Magazine's High Renaissance (I like my double-entendres the way I like my Twitter victims: easy and weak), from 1968 to 1972. Most of Brad's contribution was photo-related. He and Ron Stoner were the only two masthead-listed staff photographers in 1968 and '69, and a year or so later he became the magazine's first photo editor. But at one point Brad was listed as "Staff of All Trades"—more wordplay; the Panama Red made it funnier—and that gets closes...