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Rory Russell

Hawaii, 1977 and 1994

The quotes below are taken from “Rory: A Profile,” by Drew Kampion, ran in the June 1977 issue of Surfing. 

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MEETING GERRY LOPEZ
I used to surf Ala Moana and there was this other kid who used to run me over and edge me out. He used to hang ten so good.

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Gerry’s probably taught me more about surfing than anyone. We were in the same surf club, the Kui-O-Hawaii, at the same time as Jock Sutherland, Reno Abellira, Jackie Eberle, Stanley Parks, and a lot of others. Gerry’s be...