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The story of Ricky Basnett

Remember Rickey Basnett? Maybe. Or maybe you’re confusing him with Davey Weare.

As a refresher, we’ll have you know that Ricky was a progressive South African surfer who qualified for rightfully qualified for the CT a few years back. He hung around for a season or two, then experienced the elusive defeated season — as in, the opposite of an undefeated season. The guy didn’t make one single heat. It sent him off into a spiral that lead him to an eight year abusive relationship with booze.

The mini-documentary above explores that time in Ricky’s life, then it explains his way out of it: surfing. Well worth a watch, and a (preferably O’Douls) cheers to Ricky.