“I spent a day with Ruben at his home in the Mediterranean coast town of Malaga, Spain. After a long three months away from home, he was more then happy to show me around his native town and get back into a regular schedule. The day began with an early morning surf session, followed by Ruben introducing some English riders to ‘Magic Toast,’ and ending with some trails and a session at a spot he carved out of a mountain. In between all that, he shreds his local bowl and rides trails at a converted race track with some childhood friends. This is Ruben Alcantara on his home turf.” -Matt Brown, via ESPN

Video by Matt Brown.