Glen Winton

Australia, 1995

What was unconventional then is conventional now. What we thought was impossible is possible today.

This is a shortened and edited version of “Glen Winton: the Long and Short,” which originally ran in the September 1995 issue of Deep magazine. Winton was 34. 

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How long since you quit the tour?

Two years, maybe 18 months

Is there much you miss about the tour?

At first I missed it heaps, but now . . .  nah.

What do you think about the whole direction of modern high-performance surfing? Can you sit through a Taylor Steele video?

Oh, with pleasure, yes. In 1975 I was sliding and stuff li...