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Murder, Hard Drugs, and Perfect Waves: The Life and Death of Rick Rasmussen

http://www.theinertia.com/surf/murder-hard-drugs-and-perfect-waves-the-life-and-death-of-rick-rasmussen/


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Hows that you came up with this Wes? Being from SH myself I was very aware of RR and his death was big news locally! I even had a yellow RR 7.6 spoon back in the early 80's.
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I heard story's about Rick growing up from people & I think Skipper knew Him & or surfed with Him in Hawaii?


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Yeah it was pretty big that a local WH surfer made it in the national surfing circuit! Let alone that he had his own surf boards out! So it was crazy that his death was all over the news and pretty gnarly the headline were things like "found dead shot in the face in an alley" and "drug deal gone bad" I don't really recall talk about him being an informant though? Non the less, sad shit and a big waist!
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Yea drugs suck but for most like Me Ya find out the hard way, the news is Lies & Sensationalism.

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    (especially in journalism) the use of exciting or shocking stories or language at the expense of accuracy, in order to provoke public interest or excitement.
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Yeah it was pretty big that a local WH surfer made it in the national surfing circuit! Let alone that he had his own surf boards out! So it was crazy that his death was all over the news and pretty gnarly the headline were things like "found dead shot in the face in an alley" and "drug deal gone bad" I don't really recall talk about him being an informant though? Non the less, sad shit and a big waist!


My friend Joseph Ilvento was from that area and was good friends with Rick. He brought him down to the Outer Banks in the early 70's where he had real success in the Easterns. He ripped solid Lighthouse as well as anyone at the time. Sad it ended the way it did.



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