“BOBBY OWENS: THE QUIET COMPETITOR,” BY PAUL HOLMES

This profile article ran in the April 1982 issue of SURFER. It has been slightly shortened and edited.  *  *  *   Bobby Owens is a most unusual surfer. Small in stature, fair-skinned and freckled and, well, skinny. At 140 lbs., he’s hardly the archetypal Big-Wave Rider. Yet Owens’ home break and favorite spot is Sunset…