PHOTOS: Bow Edwards
There's a pretty overwhelming consensus in regards to Dave Rastovich here at What Youth: he's not-so-secretly one of our favorite surfers. When Kai called and told us that he was going to head up to Rasta's place — a quaint and epic little cottage tucked neatly into the Byron Bay backbeach scene — we were instantly jealous.
Over the course of production on this Fairly Normal, we came to realize that Rasta evokes a wild array of images when you say his name. Our goal with his Fairly Normal was pretty simple: show the Rasta that actually is. Plain and simple. What we got was a sincere, honest surfer with a foul mouth and a propensity for all-night rum drinking bouts in his tee pee with his musician friends. A gentle and caring guy who can't text for shit.
Not to mention his poetic high-line and incredible forehand carve.
After the jump is a behind-the-scenes photo scroll of our day with Rasta. And check back Wednesday for the all-new Fairly Normal: Dave Rastovich.