Mark Foo

Because I got famous so much so fast, everyone seemed to think it was undeserved. “Why him and not me?”

“Conversations: Mark Foo,” by Chris Carter, ran in the October 1981 issue of Surfing, when Foo was 24. This version has been shortened and edited.

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After a few years of seeing and hearing a lot about you in the magazines, it seems like somebody’s turned off the tap in the past couple of years. What exactly have you been doing?

Pretty much the same as always. I’ve been moving forward. I’m surfing more and I’ve been surfing better. I’m still trying to make a living out of surfing, and ...