MAHALO.. for the video clip....classic stuff.. priceless.............
No beef, but...
I think Epac was refering to Diffenderfer with the R.I.P...though it was a bit ambiguous.
Its possible that the problem with mentioning the smuggling is that it may besmirch the memory of the man in the eyes of those who hold such things low in regard.
It may be whitewashing truth to avoid highlighting such stories, but also it could be respectful, in the eyes of his loved-ones.
While I have also had such tales of hollowed-out boards carrying contraband confirmed, I would think better of naming individuals, alive or dead.
Aloha Kawika, I was a personal friend of Diffs and can totally believe the story . We used to call him the mad dutchman but he was a great guy and I was lucky to have been a good friend and surfed a lot of waves with him.Aloha,Kokua