Anthony Ruffo Sentenced To Jail

Anthony Ruffo Sentenced To A Year In Jail

Despite a plea from recovered addict Darryl "Flea" Virostko, famed Santa Cruz surfer Anthony Ruffo has been sentenced this morning to a year in jail for methamphetamine related charges. He went straight to county jail to begin serving his sentence.

As reported on
SANTA CRUZ – Professional surfer Anthony Ruffo was sentenced Tuesday to two years in County Jail, two years in a Sheriff’s custody program and one year of mandatory supervision after he pleaded no contest to selling meth and related charges.

Because of sentencing rules, Ruffo actually will serve one year in County Jail, Judge Paul Marigonda ruled. Ruffo was handcuffed and taken into custody after an emotional sentencing hearing.

Ruffo, 48, is a longtime Santa Cruz professional surfer who won the 1985 Coldwater Classic. He was convicted of selling meth in 2005 and arrested again in July 2010 after a raid on his home on the 1400 block of Laurel Street in which an ounce of methamphetamine was found, authorities said.