Brad Gerlach

Dana Point, California, 1986

I’m young. I get up in the morning, and have fun just getting dressed.

This interview, written by Matt Warshaw, ran in the August 1987 issue of SURFER, under the title “Brad Gerlach: Talk Show.” Gerlach was 21 at the time.

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Describe your ideal girl.

She’s got to be rugged. I want a girl I can rough around with. Where I could say, “Let’s go climb something high. Here, carry this,” and she wouldn’t snivel. She’s gotta speak her mind, and she’s gotta have a good sense of humor.


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