Talking with a local: Steven Bedford Brown by Swell Season Surf Radio published on 2019-08-02T15:49:58Z Steven Bedford Brown is as local as you can get in the Hampton Bays area. He started surfing around twelve years old, riding over the Ponquogue bridge year round with a few buddies. He grew up in a rigid pecking order that taught grommets respect and to protect their local spots. He’s taken the mantle as an elder in the lineup but times have changed and the once rigid pecking order has devolved into a bit of a free for all with the huge influx of new surfers and a litigious society where just burning a kook can get you in trouble with the law. Tyler sat down with Bedford to discuss the changing lineups, and positive ways to help return some order to the surf. Methods that reflect on a bygone era but also look to the future and how surfing can change for the positive. Sit back and enjoy a fun conversation between two crusty surfers.