Tuesday, April 21, 2009 Updated: June 15, 1:16 PM ET
Jersey Devil vs Tazi Devil
I know you've heard of the Jersey Devil. And I'm not talking about the hockey team or the legendary cursed 13th child of Mother Leeds who upon birth, grew hooves and wings, killed a midwife and flew out the chimney to reek centuries of havoc on the Pine Barrens.
No, I'm talking about the one and only Dean Randazzo, the only NJ dude to ever surf the WCT. By now, I am sure you are familiar with his epic battles with Hodgins Disease, a pair of grueling stem cell transplants, raising hundreds of thousands of dollars through his own cancer foundation, the creepy mustache, and his even more epic comebacks. Well, Randazzo has gotten back on the horse (or the angry rabid bull in his case.)
After another scare last winter, where doctors monitored a minor setback, Randazzo has been back on the road...again.
According to folklore, the Jersey Devil murdered the midwife. Dean Randazzo just murders lips.
The last few months bought him through West Oz and Tasmania, where he's been scralping, rebuilding his strength, and hooking up with old friends. He recently got picked up by Hyperflex Wetsuits and did his thing on Fuel's Daily Habit.
We now present, from Chris Gabriel and DaKine, On the Road Again.
"Bring It. I'll kick that little thing back to Jersey."
That's good stuff, eh? I love CJ's quotes.
It certainly is for the love.
The other Jersey Devil, haunting his native environs.
Also, for anyone in interested, the Dean Randazzo Cancer Foundation's Golf for A Cause is May 2nd in Egg Harbor Township, New Jersey. His story just keeps getting better.
Keep an eye out for Dean back in Jersey for the upcoming contest season. He'll be the guy with all the sunblock on his dome...advancing through his heat.