“SMITTY: THE NEW COL SMITH,” BY RORY RUSSELL (1977)

Smitty: the New Col Smith, by Rory Russell, ran in the May 1978 issue of SURFER, when Smith was 21. This version has been slightly edited. *  *  *  While traveling through Australia last year competing on the pro circuit, I had the opportunity to get acquainted with an energetic young man who is one…