His life as a surfer means following the Earths rhythms of the tide and not the regular 9 to 5 job. Johnny makes his own schedule according to the tides.
Johnny has turned away business more than one time, the number one reason? Arrogance, it doesn't hurt that Johnny is world famous when it comes to making surf boards and has a waiting line at all times.
Johnny is so famous and well liked when it comes to get a perfect surf board that he does not need to advertise, surfers know Johnny.
Johnny tells of his first time surfing way back in 1949. He was at Cowell's Beach. His first board was 14 feet long and weighted 125 pounds, Johnny weighted 98 pounds but that did not stop Johnny, he has been surfing ever since.
Johnny spent six years as a pipe carrier and sun dancer and loves teaching others his talents and passions. Johnny says, "I love my family and friends, I love my job, I love surfing and life is good." What an interesting mix, Native American and surfing, why not?
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Johnny Rice surf shop link
Johnny making a board