That’s really hard for me—to be more flamboyant than I am.
“Conversations: Bobby Owens,” by Drew Kampion, ran in the April 1981 issue of Surfing magazine, when Owens was 23. This version has been slighted edited and shortened.
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So you won the Pro Class Trials! That was pretty nice.
Yeah, I’m real stoked about that!
What were conditions like?
We started off with four- to five-foot Sunset Point, which was real shifty. Then the next day it was switched over to Haleiwa—maxed out Haleiwa! It was the biggest surf that you could possibly ride the...