Lives: Gisbourne, New Zealand.
Sponsors: Rip Curl, Electric, Lost Surfboards, Creatures of Leisure.
Claim to fame: Richard is the “Next Big Thing” to come out of New Zealand surfing.
Why he could win: Did you see the latest Waves cover (Jan, 2009)? He landed that thing! Enough said.
Strengths: Having the ability to surf horse-shit waves with style, power and flair.
Weaknesses: Aussies hate kiwis (which in turn is his strength as all of En-zed will vote for him).
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