Joe Quigg (1990)

Hawaii, 1990

What I did was throw out the bad stuff and put all the good stuff into one board.

Gary Lynch interviewed Joe Quigg in 1990, at Quigg’s home in Hawaii. Quotes from this interview were used for “In Trim: Joe Quigg,” a 1994 Longboard magazine article. The version below has been edited and shortened from the original transcript. Throughout the interview, Quigg and Lynch are looking at photographs from Quigg’s scrapbooks and from Nat Young’s “History of Surfing.”  

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You were born in ’25?

Yes, and I started about four years of age. My mother loved to swim, so she’d take ...