Richie Collins

1988

In my room there’s not one picture of surfing on the walls. I just want to go lay my head down and think of anything besides surfing.

Excerpt from “Amplified,” by Matt Warshaw, published in the January 1989 issue of SURFER. This version has been slightly edited from the original. * * * HAIRSTYLES When I have a shaved head it feels like I can think better. When I’ve got the hair it feels kind of like a helmet keeping everything inside my head sort of trapped. DAMIEN HARDMAN He’s the world champion but he didn’t surf big waves ...

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