Matt Warshaw interviewed Corky Carroll in 1996. Quotes were used in a Surfer’s Journal feature titled “Green on Blue: Kelly Slater’s Million Dollar Deal, and Other Thoughts on Surfing for Hire.” Carroll was 49 when this conversation took place.
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Everybody thinks pro surfing began in 1976.
Ugh, I hate it when people say that. Those guys weren’t making diddly that year. Pro surfing stared in 1976? Give me a break. I mean, what the hell were we doing? Ten years earlier, man, we had al...