COL SMITH OF NARRABEEN: “I’M GOING FOR THE BIG ONE!”

The following is an excerpt from Sean Doherty’s 2021 book, “Golden Daze: Australia Surfing, Then to Now.” This version has been slightly edited   *   *   *  Col Smith had just been asked in a 1977 Tracks interview if his surfing revolved around pulling off ‘gravity-defying stunts’. Col wasn’t sure if the interviewer was taking the…