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Ricky Rasmussen - TSJ
« on: May 15, 2017, 09:24:24 AM »
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  • There's a reflective bio on the life of Ricky Rasmussen, legendary NY surfer, in this month's The Surfer's Journal. The piece is titled, "Unsafe At Any Speed." To say that the guy's story is fascinating would be an understatement. Just to even discuss his life, we must use a cautionary lens to portray such a fella and his tragedy, as he was onto big things early. That being said, when it comes to surf lore...whoa, that guy was a bad ass.

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    Re: Ricky Rasmussen - TSJ
    « Reply #1 on: May 18, 2017, 10:00:32 AM »
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  • There's a reflective bio on the life of Ricky Rasmussen, legendary NY surfer, in this month's The Surfer's Journal. The piece is titled, "Unsafe At Any Speed." To say that the guy's story is fascinating would be an understatement. Just to even discuss his life, we must use a cautionary lens to portray such a fella and his tragedy, as he was onto big things early. That being said, when it comes to surf lore...whoa, that guy was a bad ass.


    Helluva story.


    Here's Ricky in Rockaway Beach in the mid 70's:





    Same day, with Mike Oppenheimer:


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    Re: Ricky Rasmussen - TSJ
    « Reply #2 on: May 18, 2017, 11:32:39 PM »
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  • Mark over at Religion has a Rasmussen twin fin for sale. Ck it out   SOLD !!!!
    « Last Edit: May 25, 2017, 04:36:57 PM by surfdoc »
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    Re: Ricky Rasmussen - TSJ
    « Reply #3 on: June 15, 2017, 02:40:36 PM »
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  • never read this before.  very good read.  really sad story.  side note i happen to know the girlfriend.  this really tells me that til this day it must still be with her.  how could it not. 

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    Re: Ricky Rasmussen - TSJ
    « Reply #4 on: June 24, 2017, 09:46:55 AM »
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  • I remember the day his death was announced in the papers. At that time all that was said was he went into Harlem to cop some drugs. Looks like there was much more to that story and it didn't just destroy his life. Thanks for pointing out the article.