Margo Godfrey (1970)

Santa Barbara, California, 1969
So be generous, be kind, pick up hitchhikers. When you're cranky and mean, things always turn out badly.

This interview was recorded by Drew Kampion, and ran in the May 1970 issue of SURFER, under the title “Margo Godfrey: Karma, Rhythm, and Another Side.” Oberg, winner of the 1968 World Championships and about to defend her title in the 1970 Championships, was 17 when she sat down with Kampion.

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