Rick passed away in his sleep june 26th on the big island, a real good guy and one of the smoothest riders at Ala Moana Bowls in the late 50's and on, as well as the north shores in the early campaigns. Another one passes on.
I surfed with Eric for many years at Alamo and other southshore spots; he was a solid,smooth rider whom usually wore a tee shirt and speedo surf shorts when he paddled out; he was also a talented track and field athlete who ran a mean 180 low hurdles; I moved away from Honolulu in ʻ68 and lost track of most of the old Alamo crew but heard he still surfed Alamo through the years til moving to the Big Island; RIP bro; we all have good memories of you!!!!
Hey Stanley! We're all circling the drain, so let's paddle out one more time while we still can.
That which can be assorted without evidence was read in an illegal magazine.
Howzit McDing,Take it from someone who can't paddle out any more,get out there as many times as you can because for some there will be a time when you can't do it any longer. I really miss the best thing that ever happened to me in this life and hope that some day I will be able to surf again. Aloha,Kokua
So you were the guy I used to watch along the Maui West Shore skyline headin' South to the Big Island? Barge and containers in tow? Lowel
PS: why is everyone so incognito with their User name?
Cultural insecurity Stanley!
You, PPK, and others don't suffer from it!
Savage! You buggah! Long time no hear nor see you around brah! Sad to hear about Eric. What a smooth, capable surfer, ANYWHERE he surf'd. You bring up some old names, my friend from years gone by and luckily, some of are still here. Queens, Pop's, #3's, Kaisers, Ala Mo, Garbage Hole. We were lucky, growing up as kids in those days. Our "Uncles" on the beach, all of the Waikiki Beachboys were our mentors. We gleened, learned and took a few "cracks", if we didn't listen. We also lost "Zoobadee Lau" last year. Paul Strauch, my brother Joe and the San Onofre Hawaiian Surf Club did his services for his daughters there. Harold "Iggy" Ige, just passed a week and a half ago. Harold services are pending around the last part of this month, 28th or 29th on Oahu. I'll fly in from Kaua'i.
I haven't posted here in quite some time, take a peek in here and find you posting. And whats funny, I saw some old footage of you surfing, Pipeline in the early days with Jock, David & Butch. The commentator said you got the name "savage" because you were so "dark complected" ... lol ... well, I got my nicname "Pope", from Barry, small kid time, because I, was so dark complected too. Was short for popolo ... lol ...
We're loosing some of our old friends Stanley, were getting up in years and it's wonderful to touch bases with you, even if it's in this fashion.. Braddah Midget Farley, is here as well and still, always the gentleman. You were one of the best "goofy's to ever, come out of Hawaii, Stanley in the 60's, along with Donald, David, Jock, Harry Sanoda, & we certainly can't forget Butch, because he was a braddah to the end.
You made me smile, this morning brah! Da "chicken skin" kine smile! What a wonderful surprise to find you again.
Peter "Pope" Kahapea