Orange County, California, 1994
The competitiveness inside me—it’s the bane of my life.
Jim Kempton profiled Joyce Hoffman for the December 1994 issue of Longboard magazine; all quotes here are pulled from that article. Hoffman was 47.
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I went surfing on the weekends when my family lived on Balboa Island; I’d go tandem surfing with my Dad, ’cause he was a big tandem surfer. But then in the 8th grade we moved to Beach Road, in Capistrano. Poche [a local surf break] was right there in front of our house. A year later, my parents and I decided, ‘OK, let...