Bruce Valluzzi

Florida, 1971

I’m really reckless, so I like to surf recklessly.

“Bruce Valluzzi: Three Dementia,” by Doug Fiske, ran in the December 1971 issue of SURFER. Valluzzi was 22. The text below has been slightly shortened and edited. 

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You were one of the pioneers of surfing in Florida. How did you get into it?

I was aware of surfing when I was a little kid, but no one in Florida surfed. Then Jack Murphy came to town, and I knew he was around, but there were still very few people surfing. One day I was walking through a department store and saw a Bruce ...