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Bobby Martinez

Santa Barbara, 2012
I knew it was my time to hang it up, because the thing that I love was slowly being sucked out of me.

Derek Rielly talked with Bobby Martinez in 2012, not long after Martinez, following a live-streamed expletive-filled rant about the state of pro surfing, quit the world tour. He was 28. This interview ran in Stab issue #62, as part of a larger feature titled “Bobby’s Closing Statement.”

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