Larry Blair

North Shore, Oahu, 1979

I'd like to win the Pipeline Masters five times. I'd be happy just to win it three, though.

“Conversations: Larry Blair,” written by Drew Kampion, ran in the April 1980 issue of Surfing magazine. This version has been edited and slightly shortened. 

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How long have you been over in the Islands?

About six weeks now.

How long are you planning to stay?

Ah, well, I’m not too sure if I’m going to California to compete in the Katin contest or not. If not, I’m going to go over to Maui and Kauai, then back to Australia and start getting ready for the Surfabout contest.

Are you reall...