Abbruzzi, Sid

Punk-flavored surfer, skateboarder, entrepreneur, and activist, from Newport, Rhode Island, often described as "the Godfather of New England surfing." Abbruzzi was born (1951) and raised in Newport. Duke Abbruzzi, his father, was an high school All State athlete in three sports (football, basketball, baseball), a star first baseman and running back at University of Rhode Island, and played a season in the NFL. (Pat Abbruzzi, Sid's uncle, played four years in the Canadian Football League, wher...