Liquid Imagery: Darryl “Flea” Virostko

Three time Mavericks comp winner helps those afflicted with drug or alcohol addiction

By Nelly

Flea at The Ave (Nelly).

Flea at The Ave (Nelly).

I’ve known Flea for a long time. One of the hottest up-and-coming kids, he seemed to get really good really fast. I was amazed when he started charging Mavericks and he quickly became “the guy” out there too. His life has changed in the last five years, and he now spends most of his time trying to help people which is incredible for our community. Flea now runs Fleahab—an organization that takes recovering addicts surfing—and has a beautiful wife and two awesome daughters.

Hometown: Santa Cruz       Stance: Regular           Specialty: Big Waves

Sponsors: Body Glove, Pearson Arrow surfboards

Favorite waves: The Ave, Mavericks and The Lane

Goals: Just keep helping others and I’d like to open a full fledged rehab center one day.

What do you like to do when you aren’t surfing? I like camping and adventuring, hanging with family and friends; real stuff and activities. AS_Logo1

Taking a moment and soaking it all in (Nelly).

Taking a moment and soaking it all in (Nelly).

A pass by in the tube (Nelly).

A pass by in the tube (Nelly).

 

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