Jodie Cooper

1994, 1997, 2007

I always wanted to be true to myself, and if it shocked or offended people, well, that’s just what had to happen. My general attitude was that I’d risk things.

“Coooarrr! An Interview with Jodie Cooper,” by Tim Baker, ran in the May 1994 issue of Australia’s Surfing Life magazine. This version has been edited and shortened

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GROWING UP IN ALBANY, WESTERN AUSTRALIA; HOME OF THE LAST WHALING STATION IN THE SOUTHERN HEMISPHERE.
They’d be dragging the whales up the slip and you would see these sharks going, AAAOORRR! Huge bites out of the whale, and you’d be standing on the town jetty going, fuck, if I ever fell in there. The water was just tota...