Thursday, August 12, 2010

Growing Beards In Harlem

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!

1 comment:

  1. Yeah that is Ricky Raz at Black Rock on the south coast of Australia. Ricky ripped hope he is stilling in the islands and surfing natural foot.