Chris "Critta" Byrne


And don’t forget, I’m only 20. I’ve got time ahead of me.

"Interview: Critta," by Michael Tomson, was recorded in the Fall of 1980, when Chris Byrne was 20, and published in the February 1981 issue of Surfing. Later that year, Byrne discovered he had a cracked vertebra from a horseriding accident as a child, which required immediate surgery and a months-long recovery period; Byrne's pro career never got back on track. The interview below has been slightl...

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