Matt George

San Clemente, California, 1987

My father taught me to explore my own spirit, in romance, travel, or adventure—hopefully all three combined

Ben Marcus interviewed Matt George for a SURFER interview titled “Out of the Blue and Into the Grey,” which ran in the June 1989 issue and opened with a recap of George’s life and career, and his recent decision to try out for the Navy SEALS. “Matt George was born into a well-traveled Navy family on January 10, 1959. He began surfing in Hawaii in 1967. In 1975, at age 16, George dropped out of hi...

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