Michael Tomson (1995)

Laguna Beach, 1995

Calling it Gotcha was my idea, and it's a fuckin' lame name. But, you know, it's no lamer than the Beatles.

Matt Warshaw's unpublished interview with Michael Tomson was recorded in 1995, when Tomson was 41. * * * Joel Cooper is your partner at Gotcha. We never hear about him. What was his role early on? Joel and I have been friends since college. We dated a pair of sisters for a while. After college I went off to surf on the IPS tour, while Joel went into business, but we always kept in touch. Does ...

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