Peter Drouyn (1977)

Gold Coast, Queensland, 1977

Let my opponent look at me and say “Fuck you,” or ”I love you,” or “Let’s fight it out to the end.” Let’s have some contact.

Phil Jarratt interviewed Peter Drouyn just prior to the 1977 Stubbies Surf Classic. Drouyn, 29, was the Stubbies contest director, and the event marked the first use of a man-on-man format in professional surfing. Less known today, but touted at the time, Drouyn further proposed that professional surfing also become a "contact sport," in which a surfer could bodily interact with his opponents, lik...

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