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The Prince of Pungo

Lucas Rogers talks about the Innersection of surfing and country living.

Updated: November 2, 2010, 11:52 AM ET
By Matt Pruett/ESM

Jersey is Guido. Floridians are rednecks and Californians are shallow and so ... so "bro."

These stereotypes suck. Transcending them is near impossible in our suspicious, frat house culture. Unless you live in a celebrated performance hotbed like San Clemente or Haleiwa, your legitimacy as a "real surfer" will always be compromised.

When it comes to surf stigmas, growing up in the valley ain't nothing compared to growing up in the sticks. But despite hailing ...

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