Name: Dick Vegas
Age: 44 (“...and a whole lot more.”)
Lives In: Linda Vista
Surfing: O.B. Jetty
Pre-Surf Music: Led Zeppelin
“I came out here 22 years ago, and a bunch of my friends got me hooked on surfing,” says Dick Vegas. “It came naturally for me; I’m a ballplayer and a Pisces. Once I got a taste of the ocean, I never looked back.”
As an actor, Dick fights, climbs, and surfs — a stuntman. Recently, he was in Semi-Pro, the Will Ferrell movie. His career started with his entry in a Mr. Mission Beach contest several years ago.
“Let me tell you what I like: I like girls surfing. I see a lot more of them these days. It mellows people out. You have better scenery. Girls are kind of bubbly. So many people are raised with a bad vibe and they bring that to the water; I don’t like the crowds or the attitude. Girls make it all a little better.”