Tom Curren

Santa Barbara, 2004

I was obsessed with Occy at a certain point. I was looking at his fin templates, getting boards like his. I was caught up in his whole thing.

“The SURFER Interview with Tom Curren,” by Chris Mauro, ran in the April 2004 issue, when Curren was 39. This version has been shortened and slightly edited

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How long has your surfing and music relationship existed?

When I was about 13-years-old I was super into drumming. We had the last house between the freeway and the railroad tracks and my parents would still get complaints from the neighbors about the noise. We were a nightmare to be around.

So with all the music stuff you have ...