OZZIE WRIGHT BY OTIS CAREY

Tracks - - Standing On The Shoulders Of Giants -

I think the most at­trac­tive thing about Ozzie’s surf­ing is his at­ti­tude while on a wave. He's a hun­dred miles an hour and all about hav­ing fun while bash­ing the shit out of ev­ery sec­tion of ev­ery wave. If you've ever been in the water with Oz you'll know ex­actly what I'm talk­ing about. It’s so hard not to adopt that same at­ti­tude and I guess that’s why he's in­flu­enced so many peo­ple over the years and con­tin­ues to in­spire peo­ple of all walks of life. For me per­son­ally the big­gest thing that I've al­ways loved about Ozzie is his no fucks given at­ti­tude while hav­ing a hell time. It's re­ally re­fresh­ing to watch and it never gets old or bor­ing. If you look back on surf­ing, it’s hard to leave Ozzie out of the pic­ture. He's one of those main guys that brought the rock'n’roll at­ti­tude to surf­ing. I'm sure most peo­ple would agree that his sec­tion in Dope­dYouth is hands down the rawest, no-fucks-given film sec­tion of our gen­er­a­tion. I've prob­a­bly seen that one clip over 300 times and I'm still not bored. And that’s the thing with Ozzie, he's never go­ing to be bor­ing even if he tries. On a more per­sonal level, it's a beau­ti­ful thing to see your mates be­come fa­thers. He loves his fam­ily so much. I love watch­ing him love. It’s one thing to watch a man love his fam­ily but it’s an­other thing to watch him love his friends. He has so much love and time for peo­ple and I re­ally re­spect him for that and ad­mire that side of him.

IN BALI. PHOTOS: MAC­FAR­LANE

OZZIE'S SEC­TION DOPEDYOUTHON RE­PEAT IN HIS MIND AND RE­FRESH­MENT IN HAND, OTIS TAKES IT TO THE CLOUDS DUR­ING A RE­CENT BIL­L­ABONG SHOOT

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