Over the past 4 decades, Santa Cruz’s Richard Schmidt has quietly helped define the surfing culture of this small but important surf town. In today’s episode we discuss Richard’s rise to big wave icon status; from pioneering Puerto Escondido, to surfing in the Eddie, and operating one of the longest running surf schools in the world, Richard has spread as much aloha as anyone, which is why we’re honored to have him as a guest on today’s show. Enjoy!
This episode was possible through a referral from filmmaker and photographer Tony Roberts. Listen to Tony’s episode here.