Wayne Bartholomew

San Francisco, California, 1993

Shaun Tomson was the pace-setter, he broke the most new ground. My trip was more search and destroy. He was the technician. I was Attila the Hun.

Matt Warshaw interviewed Wayne Bartholomew in 1993, when Bartholomew was 38. Quotes were used in a profile titled “Odyssey,” which ran in the Winter 1993 issue of Surfer’s Journal. 

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Somebody told me you were an honor student as a kid?

When I was 10, 11, 12, I was very much an academic. I was in the top 1% of students in the state. Other kids would pay me to do their tests for them.

I always thought of you as a wild child. 

Oh I was! Full bush-boy, all the way. I’d go snake-hunting, ...