Skip Frye

San Diego, California, 1966

Surfing is like playing music. You play different melodies with different boards.

This no-byline article ran as “This is Skip Frye” in the February 1966 issue of Surfing magazine. Frye was 24 years old. 

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The conflicts of surfing competition have been coming to a head for the past several seasons. I think this year it finally exploded and there are a lot of hard feelings among a lot of people. As I look at the competition scene recently, it’s been a farce, a three-ring circus with the clowns getting most of the attention, and the tru...