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Chappy Jennings

Gold Coast, Queensland, 1994
What’s going on when surfers are getting tattoos? I mean, what direction is it headed?

This Chappy Jennings interview, written by Shane Peel, ran in a 1994 issue of Queensland Waverider magazine.  Jennings was 29 at the time, semi-retired from pro surfing, living on the Gold Coast and working as drywall-hanger. 

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Would you ever leave the Goldie?

Not likely. But who know, the north of Western Australia is pretty nice and the waves are good up there. The Gold Coast is changing, it’s a bit like the North Shore, it’s been given so much publicity that the crowds are just gett...