Anthony Ruffo: 1986, other days... | Photo: Chris Klopf

Big wave surfer Anthony Ruffo was arrested at his house in possession of more than an ounce of near-pure methamphetamine.

Ruffo had already had problems with drugs in 2004. At that time, he pleaded guilty to felony meth possession. Earlier, in 1998, Anthony Ruffo was charged with possessing of marijuana for sale and attended anti-drug programs.

The 46-year-old surfer from Santa Cruz appears in the documentary "The Westsiders", a film about the surfing gang of Steamer Lane.

Before the police entered Ruffo's house, a young woman tried to flush methamphetamine down the toilet.

Russell Winter: king of British surfing

Two of Britain’s most successful surfers are coming to Swansea to share their surfing knowledge with lucky Welsh surfers.

Russell Winter, the first ever European surfer to make it into the top 44 surfers in the world, and Ben Skinner, currently ranked 5th in the world longboard rankings will be spending 2 days coaching on the Gower peninsula.

Top Welsh surfer Lloyd Cole, who is hosting the weekends, says “this is the first time that we have been fortunate enough to have such highly acclaimed surfers come to Swansea.

The weekends are open to everybody that has a reasonable level of surfing, and will enable you to surf closely and learn from the best Britain currently has to offer.” Ben Skinner’s longboard weekend will take place on August 14th-15th.

As well as surfing and coaching Ben will be bringing many surfboards from his own label ‘Skindog Surfboards’ for people to try out over the two days. Russell Winter’s shortboard weekend is running in conjunction with a bodyboard weekend with British bodyboard coach Rob Barber

These two academy’s will take place on September 11th-12th. 

Surfwise: a passionate film

"Surfwise", the documentary surf film created by director Doug Pray and featuring Lightning Bolt president Jonathan Paskowitz of the infamous Paskowitz surf clan, recently won Best Film at the International Surf Film Festival d’Anglet and Best Film at the Quiksilver Surfestival that recently took place in Chile.

“It’s an honor for “Surfwise” to win the title “Best Film” alongside so many amazing surf films also recognized at this festival, featuring top surfers such as Jordy Smith, and highly publicized flicks such as “Modern Collective,” says Lightning Bolt, USA president, Jonathan Paskowitz.

“Our family continues to have a strong presence in the surf industry and working with iconic brands such as Lightning Bolt gives us a platform to continue to spread the true spirit of Aloha to the rest of the industry the way Doc, my father, envisioned us doing so in the industry today.” For an ongoing taste of the award-winning film, “Surfwise,” Lightning Bolt’s blog now features a weekly webisode series.

With the charismatic and entertaining president, Jonathan, which was inspired by his father Dorian “Doc” Paskowitz’s infamous surf camp story lunch hours.

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