Ricardo Christie lives the dream as one of the world’s best surfers, competing around the globe on surfing’s elite world tour.
But the last few years haven’t been an easy ride for this Gisborne father of three.
His partner Sophie battled a serious illness while Ricardo looked all but washed up from his sporting career.
Somehow, against the odds, this young family has turned it all around and the Ricardo’s returned to the top.
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