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Rock bottom and back

Pro surfer turned meth addict Anthony Ruffo comes clean

Updated: February 10, 2011, 10:01 PM ET
By Jake Howard | ESPN Action Sports

On Nov. 3, 2010, pro surfer-turned-methamphetamine addict Anthony Ruffo, one of the pillars of the Santa Cruz surf community for over 30 years, found himself at the crossroads. The devil came looking to make a trade, and like so many times before, Ruffo was willing to oblige. "I came back from a trip to Indo," he explains, "my court case was uncertain, I was using again, I had some relationship issues and started using more. Basically, in a nutshell, Andy Irons dies and I hit rock bottom."

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