Honolulu, Hawaii, 1974
Just being dedicated to something, to have some sort of force in your life that is your main focus—it could be anything. For me, it’s surfing.
“Interview: James Jones,” by Steve Pezman, ran in the November 1974 issue of SURFER. Jones was 21. This version has been slightly edited and shortened.
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Have you watched Joey Cabell surf?
Yeah! I really like the way Joey surfs. He was out just this last swell at Three’s, and I’ve seen him surf there a lot. Probably Phil Edwards, Cabell, and Jock Sutherland are the three guys who influenced me most, and that I respect the most. Phil ’cause he’s so casual. He had an understanding of su...