[IMAGE 1]Age: 27
From: Costa Mesa, California
I’ll never forget the first time I saw Rick Smith. I was paddling out at 54th Street in Newps when out of nowhere came this Southern Hemi set from hell. In a true Rick fashion, he paddled into it, squared it off the bottom, stalled, and laid back into a tube that had everyone hooting like a pack of bros. Then, as if the tube wasn’t heavy enough, Rick spread his thumb and pinky for one of the greatest bro-outs seen to this day.
[IMAGE 2]Rick is a true bro hero. Coming straight out of Costa Mesa, Rick’s history of partying and ripping is all time. Ask anyone at the HB pier and they’ll tell you about the time Rick won the OP Pro after a twelver or the time he sprayed the lifeguards trying to kick him out of the Southside. I recently caught up with Rick when he paid TransWorld a visit. Here’s his interview.ÐAC