Al Merrick

Carpinteria, California, 2005

I wanted to be “the best shaper in the world” - except, you later realize, there's no such thing.

Michael Kew interviewed Al Merrick in 2005, when Merrick was 62. Quotes were used in "You Can Call Me Al: in the Court of Al Merrick," which ran in the January 2006 issue of TransWorld Surf. * * * Let’s start at the beginning. I was born in Bradley Beach, New Jersey. My parents moved from there to Florida and we lived in Florida and Colorado for a little while, mainly in Florida, I guess until ...

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