Drew Kampion interviewed Dick Brewer for the October 1971 issue of SURFER. “Brewer is one of surfing’s great contradictory characters,” Kampion later wrote, “at once vague and precise, pragmatic and philosophical, self-absorbed and spiritual.” Brewer was 35 when he talked with Kampion.
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What’s happening in the world of surfboard building?
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