Richard Kidd is a 22-year-old local surfer whos has lived in Ballito since he was about 5 – 6 years old. Since then he became a professional surfer and competed in Pro surfing competitions. More recently he has decided to leave the pro surfing scene and focus on himself, his happiness and his free surfing.


“I have recently had a change of focus from being a professional competitive surfer to finding happiness and love within myself, my free surfing and the lifestyle that I want to live, as well as becoming more independent and creating my path to success.” – Says Richard 


Currently self employes Richard works alongside is brother doing online training and recruitment agency for TEFL (Teaching English as a foreign language).


His favourite surf spot in Ballito is Sunrise, but all round he loves the warm Indian ocean Ballito has to offer and the amazing swells it produces.