Rock bottom and back
Pro surfer turned meth addict Anthony Ruffo comes clean
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."
As another year passes, we reflect back on the major surfing stories of 2010.