Bryce Ellis

Hossegor, France, 1988

I do it for the sport. I like to compete. I’d still be doing the circuit if there was no money at all.

Wayne Bartholomew interviewed 24-year-old pro surfer Bryce Ellis for the January 1990 issue of Australia’s Surfing Life magazine. 

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How old were you when you began surfing?

Four years old, at Avoca Beach.

When did you start getting involved in surfing competition?

When I was about 10 years, in the Avoca Boardriders.

In those days you were pretty much into football as well.

Yes, I played a lot, and it was great.

Why did you stop? Were the guys too big or were there some other proble...