Completed Work 2012
Ruffo is a feature length documentary about 47-year-old professional surfing legend Anthony Ruffo, his struggles with methamphetamine addiction, and his ambitious efforts to lead his communities -- both Santa Cruz and the professional surfing world -- out of drug dependency and into a clearer and healthier future. Anthony Ruffo was born and raised on the west side of Santa Cruz, CA. He is regarded as one of the “Godfathers” of the infamous Westsiders surf brotherhood who put Santa Cruz on the pro surfing map. Ruffo rose to surfing fame as the first champion of the Coldwater Classic in 1985 and at age 47 still surfs at a professional level. With success came partying, with partying came addiction, and with addiction came consequences. Anthony plead guilty to a second count of possession of methamphetamine on December 12th 2011. He will return to court February 21st, 2012 to learn how he will he serve his 5 year 8 month sentence.