Costa Rica Rick's Dad. Grew up surfin' Hawaii, taught Rick his craft. Got his nickname from Waikiki and his old Woodie Wagon. Moved the family to Costa Rica when Rick was 12. Returned to Hawaii a decade later; couldn't convince Rick to come (although Rick returns every year to surf Pipeline and Jaws with his Dad). First purchase back in Hawaii was an old Woodie Wagon, spent several years faithfully restoring it. Usually seen cruising around Oahu, boards on roof, his dog Curl hanging out the window. Together they're always searching for great waves!
Mantra "Surfin' keeps Curl and me young in life and alive with nature!"
Home Break Sunset Beach
Fave Surf Spot "Hawaii, hard to pick just one fave, and Costa Rica for consistent waves"
Bust Out Move El Rodeo Flip-"I still love doing it, even though Rick does it so much better!"
Fuels up on Kona coffee, any fresh veggies, fruits, or nuts, especially locally grown in Hawaii; when I want something sweet, the malasadas at Leonard's
Best Surf Memory "Watching Rick get back up after his first wipeout and head right back out with even more determination to catch the next wave and Just Surf!"
Best Beach Buds "Curl, who lives with me; Aussie Alice, who lives nearby; and Costa Rica Rick, who I wish lived nearby"
When Not Surfing "Golfing at Ala Waiâ€”where else can you golf with a view of Diamond Head?"
Advice for Groms "Learn to surf, then visit Rick in Costa Rica who will happily show you the very best places to surf in his adopted homeland"