Kalani Robb

North Shore, 2004

I was the youngest kid ever on the WCT. I'd get kicked me out of the competitors’ area because the bouncers thought I was just some lost grommet.

This interview, recorded by Chris Mauro, ran in the February 2005 issue of SURFER. Robb was 27 years old.

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What I find interesting about your career is how you got lumped in with an era that, in a way, preceded your own. You’re only a year older than Andy Irons, yet you’ve been in the public eye for well over a decade.

Exactly. It’s funny, because until recently the last time I really hung out with people my own age was at the World Contest back in ’94. After that, I turned pro and h...