Bloomquist, Ricky

Well-traveled regularfoot surfer; represented Puerto Rico in the 1968 and 1970 World Surfing Championships. Bloomquist was born (1951) in Camden, New Jersey, the son of an engineer father and a teacher mother. As a child, Bloomquist and his family lived in Venezuela and Argentina, before landing in San Juan, Puerto Rico in 1964, when Bloomquist was 13. He got his first surfboard that year. Just a few weeks later, Mark Sedlack of Hawaii, another young teenaged surfer, arrived in San Juan, and ...