Collins, Richie

Emotional and eccentric regularfoot pro surfer from Newport Beach, California; world-ranked #8 in 1989 and 1990; as famous in the surf world for his oversize, trash-talking personality as for his inventive high-speed floater maneuvers.

Collins was born (1969) and raised in Newport Beach, the son of surfboard-maker Lance Collins, founder of Wave Tools Surfboards. Lance took Richie out surfing as a toddler; at age eight, Collins entered and won his first contest; at 14 he turned professional, ...