Kelly Slater has the world titles. Ozzie Wright the goovy punk rock vibes. Curren THE style. Pottz, the aggression. Medina’s got tricks and consistency. But this one is easy: The guy who has it all, plus the most authentic surf psych of all time coursing through his veins, is Taj Burrow.
We would actually like to go ahead and officially anoint him The Greatest Professional Surfer of All Time. Has a nice ring to it, huh.
We had a chance to sit down for coffee with him one morning in San Clemente, and seeing as how he’s managed to surf on the world tour for 18 years, while contributing epic entires into the surf video vault, we thought we’d talk surf vids, stayed psyched and maintaining enthusiasm amid all the confusion of the world. Java up and join us.