Stuart Bedford-Brown

Perth, 1985

People get sucked into little packs and become one of the crowd. You gotta get out of the pack as soon as possible.

Stuart Bedford-Brown was 18 when he did his “5-Minute Interview” with Tracks magazine. It ran in the March 1985 issue, just before Bedford-Brown turned pro. 

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Tell me about your business.

I’ve opened a shop with two partners called Brownie’s Sun and Surf. I hope to open another one soon and when I finish with professional surfing I’m going to have six.

What’s Western Australia like?

It’s good; there’s lots of girls. There’s more good looking girls in WA than there is here.

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