Claude Codgen was 20 years old when Petersen’s Surfing magazine interviewed him. “A Candid and Casual Conversation with the first Eastern Surfing Association Champion” ran in the June 1968 issue.
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Now that you’re the 1967 East Coast contest circuit champion, how do you feel?
I feel that I was very fortunate, and also very lucky. I think it was just a lucky break.
What do you think about the contest circuit in general?
I think it’s, as long as there you know where you have to be, when...