Sponsors: Electric, Billabong, Sanuk, Forumla Energy Surfboards, Sticky Bumps
Many saw glimpses of Rasta's personality from Jack McCoy's Blue Horizon, and so many are intrigued by this New Age surf star. Dave Rastovich is unique. He maintains a broad quiver (which includes Greenough-style mats, longboards, fishes and everything in between), lives an alternative lifestyle (vegetarian, practices yoga, lives at Byron Bay), and surfs with Curren-esque style and inspiration. But these external things don't make him unique; rather it is the internal mechanisms that set him apart. He is viewpoints are deep and thoughtful, his "hippie vibe" (as someone once called it) is better described as honesty, with inward reflection as its catalyst.
He isn't the way he is because it's cool to be a free-loving free-surfer, and he doesn't ride freaky boards because it's currently fashionable to do so.
Perhaps the best way to answer the question is to say that Dave Rastovich is an adult--a very refreshing description in a culture spilling over with men of large egos and childish behavior.