Warren Bolster

San Diego, California, 1977

I love real hard, and I hate real hard.

“Warren Bolster: Focused on the Energy,” an uncredited interview, ran in the September 1977 issue of SURFER. Bolster was 29 years old.

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When did you start surfing?

I’ve always been a late bloomer. I didn’t start surfing until I was 16 or 17, which is really late. When I was 12, I was a hot baseball player, just red hot. If I’d been surfing at that age instead, I think I would have done all right, but getting started at 16—I didn’t have the beach knowledge you get if you start real yo...