New York surfing/shaping legend and internatioanlly recognized tube-rider Rick Rasmussen reportedly lost his life in Harlem on a heroin deal gone wrong in 1979. Associates from his native Westhampton suggest a hopeful yet speculative otherwise which finds RR alive and well in Witness Protection. Scan courtesy of Andrew Kidman who came across the shot in an old issue of Surfing World and thinks it may have been taken in Australia. Photo by Larry 'Flame' Moore. RIP Respect!