Sid Abruzzi Water Brothers

Sid Abruzzi, owner of Water Brothers Surf & Skate Shop, took the time to speak about the history of surf and skate in Newport to the Salva Regina Surf Club on April 28th, 2016.

Abruzzi also brought merchandise to the event that was raffled off, all of the proceeds went to the surf club.

The photos in this video were provided by Alan Minkin.

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Belmore was born in Providence, Rhode Island; grew up and graduated high school in Coventry, Rhode Island; and lived in Newport, Rhode Island for more than ten years. He currently serves as Vice President of the Board Of Directors for Fort Adams Trust and on the Board of Directors for Potter League For Animals.

He and his wife, Jen, as well as their two dogs (Aero and June), recently moved to Alexandria, Virginia. Belmore travels back and forth to Newport every couple of weeks to cover events, work on story ideas, to meet with What'sUpNewp's on-the-ground contributors, to visit friends, and to eat as much seafood as possible.

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