Santa Cruz’s Darryl Virostko, aka Flea
SurferMag just put online their great, honest article about Flea’s recent battles.
Living on the westside, I’ve looked up to Flea for as long as I’ve been surfing here, bragging to all my friends when he’s be nice enough to not kick me out of the water at his local spots.
His story with substance abuse is a common one in the surfing world, but more often than not pushed under the rug. The honesty and openness he’s allowed into his recovery process is refreshing and commendable, I wish him the best. He’s approaching 8 months sober and I’ve been seeing a lot more of him surfing, which is a very welcome sight.