Barton Lynch

San Clemente, California, 1985 and 1987

I’ve got a brain and I’m proud of it and I’m going to use it.

This interview is in two section, both recorded by Matt Warshaw. The first part ran in the January 1986 issue of SURFER, when Barton Lynch was 23. Two-thirds of the way through the 1985 season, he was holding down the #1 slot on the rankings. He went on to finish the year runner-up to Tom Curren.

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Strictly on a pure talent level, a lot of people, as a matter of fact most people, would see you behind Tom Curren, Mark Occhilupo, Tom Carroll and Martin Potter . . . 


. . . yet y...