PHIL JARRATT ON BRUCE RAYMOND: “HE WOULD HAVE MADE A GOOD CON MAN, OR GIGOLO. HE’S CHOSEN SURFING.”

After his stint as a self-described “total drug fiend,” but before he became a surf industry titan, Bruce Raymond was one of those hard-charging Free Ride-era Aussies who were busy reinventing the surf world in their own charismatic image. Bruce spent two years in the Top 16, then made a hard pivot away from pro…