Peter Drouyn (1970)

North Shore, 1970

Q: What is your favorite spot? A: A place I don’t want people to know about. It starts with “B” and ends with “Heads.”

“Drink at the Bar: an Interview with Peter Drouyn,” was recorded in late 1970, and ran in the June 1971 issue of Surfing, when Drouyn was 22. This version has been slightly edited.

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How do you feel about being paid for this interview?

I wouldn’t do it unless I got paid. I’m a professional so to speak, and I’m working my guts out trying to make a living from surfing. I’ll just leave it at that.

Why did you come to the Islands?

The Duke and the Smirnoff contests.

Then it was for money?

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