Billabong, sanuk, electric sunglasses, formula energy surfboards, sticky bumps.
In 2001 he won the Open Class division of the Molokai to Oahu Hawaiian inter-island paddle race, considered the world championship for long-distance open ocean paddling.
But it' Rasta's commitment to environmental issues, with a particular focus on the ocean and its inhabitants that motivate his cause and really continue to inspire others.
In 2006, Rasta, along with fellow activist and Sea Shepherd crewmember, Howie Cooke, co-founded the group “Surfers for Cetaceans(www.s4cglobal.org).
The S4C group is committed to activating ocean-minded people everywhere to support the conservation and protection of whales, dolphins and marine life.
An initial visual petition inspired a legion of supporters, including surf industry heavyweights, tour champions and globally renowned musicians like Jack Johnson, Ash Grunwald and Xavier Rudd.
The early days of the S4C movement are well documented in Rasta's bio-pic, Minds in the Water
Dave Rastovich has had the privilege of travelling the world as a professional freesurfer. In Rasta's travels he has been exposed to the worlds most breath taking wonders as well as the contrasting destructions that man has carried out. Driven by his personal beliefs and convictions Rasta is far more than just a surfer and devotes large portion of his time to combatting the ever growing issue of ocean pollution and the affects it has on it's inhabitants. Like the great Steve Erwin and as fruity as it sounds Rasta is somewhat of a wildlife warrior and will continue to fight for the protection of all marine life.