Nat Young (1966)

San Diego, California, 1966
Hell, nobody was lucky. I make my own luck.

“Viewpoint: Nat Young” ran in the January 1967 issue of Surfing magazine. It was recorded by editor Dick Graham, the day after Young won the 1966 World Championships in San Diego. Young was 18.

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Now that you’re the new world champion, could you give us your views on the contest itself?

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