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Rusty Miller

Byron Bay, 2000
I never thought of surfing in terms of a career. It was just something we did. I mean, I was going to be a political science teacher.

This interview is excerpted from “In Trim: Rusty Miller,” written by Paul Holmes and published in the June 2000 issue of Longboard magazine. Miller was 57. 

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GROWING UP IN SAN DIEGO COUNTY
We lived in a Mexican-American community. Right nearby was a ghetto area, but then just down the road was Cardiff, which was fairly well integrated, then Rancho Santa Fe which was very exclusive, then Solana Beach and Del Mar which were middle class. All us kids went to the same school, and it was...