Sorry to inform you all. Jeff Bickerstaff aka NuclearFishin died suddenly around 8pm nz time on Sunday night at his home from a heart attack. Jeff was in his very early 50's. His closest friend and wife have asked me to notify you all on Swaylocks as we know he spent a lot of time on here and will have some good friendships with Swaylocks members.
Jeff had a great day surfing Sunday with close friends at a river mouth north of Whangarei. He returned home early evening and had dinner with his Wife Angela. Angela left the room for a few minutes and when she returned Jeff had passed away. I am also a good friend of Jeff's and own the local surf shop down the road from Jeff's home. He was a regular visitor every Friday after he finished work :)
Jeff, myself and 9 other friends did a two week surf trip to the Maldives in August this year. It comes as a shock to us all that someone so strong and alive can leave us so quickly. It makes you realise how precious life, family and friends are.
If anyone would like to pass a message on to Jeff's family please post here, pm me or email at [email protected] and I will make sure they get them. We will have a paddle out for Jeff in the next few weeks so I may read some out on that day
Take care, surf as much as you can, cherish your friends and family