Rasmussen, Rick

Hard-charging, rock-and-rolling goofyfooter from Westhampton, New York; winner of the 1974 United States Surfing Championships. Rasmussen was born in 1955, the son of an aerospace test pilot and former pro basketball player, raised in Maine, and began surfing at age 10, not long after his family moved to an affluent Westhampton neighborhood.

As a juniors division surfer Rasmussen placed fourth in the 1972 U.S. Championships, first in the 1973 East Coast Championships, and third in the 1973 U...