Matt Warshaw recorded this interview with Wayne Bartholomew in San Francisco, 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, ...