Too Jose R, Family & Friends, My Deepest Sympathy. Whereas I never had the pleasure of meeting Ramon. Just reading his post's, I could sence he was a man blessed with a great soul. See you on the other side my friend. Sincerely, Fred
Ramone has a 6'-1" fish in the resources that I saw shortly after I found Swaylocks which he introduced with the quote, "My name is Ramone and I am a Swaylaholic." The man was obviously a craftsman - who was willing to share as he could - but he also had a sense of humor which is sometimes sorely lacking in these times. That quote, along with that board, inspired me to get a 6'-9"A and shape myself a fish. May you truely be the "Cuban Comet" and soar the heavens. Peace.
Jose and Family, Ramon's spirit of giving, his master craftsmanship, his obvious love of life, and his excellent surfboards are an inspiration for all. Although we only exchanged emails a few times (he helped me with my own "Swayaholic Fish"), his excitement and sense of humor shone through--it felt like we were old friends rather than total strangers on opposite coasts. He will be missed. Jamie
I'd like to echo all the previous thoughts. Thank you JoseR, for letting us know...When the tears dry, come back here and read through the things he wrote and pictures he posted, a little piece of Ramone is here forever.
i always read Ramone's posts. Hopefully he's looking out at a perfect pointbreak up there with a big quiver of boards and an endless supply of blanks. rest in peace.
I am bummed and saddened to hear of the passing of Ramon Alberto Fernandez-Isla Tellechea . Ramon was a wonderful fellow who shared his enthusiasm in life. As a comrade in woodworking we shared what was available to us. A few times we e-mailed about our common interests, surfing, tools, wood , and family. Not necessarily in that order. Ramon shared w/ me his love of cabinet making , that he learned from his father, and how they loved to work on weekend projects together. I had a strong sense that he was a great husband and father. He was one of two compatriots from Swaylock's who are listed in my address book. I guess that is a testimony to cyber friendship. Here's to you Ramon. God Bless you Brother!
This news has really been unsettling to me since I heard it yesterday. How did this accident occur...what happened? I guess my mind needs to fill in the blanks. I'm glad to know he was doing what he loved when he passed. Ramon, on his own shape, caught a wave to Heaven.
very sad-my sympathy to you and your family.I always enjoyed reading what Ramon had to sayor share-he had a neat perspective of things.As Lee mentioned, when the tears dry DO revisit this site and dig through all of Ramon's posts and pictures-it will surely provide a treasure of words and images for your family to celebrate his life with. Peace...
I'm from Miami also. He's the only other person I knew of that shaped down here. I was hoping to meet him in person one day to check out his beatiful creations in person. Knowing that someone else in Miami shaped was kind of an inspiration to me as well. I did not hear of his passing in the news. I was out surfing that day as well and the waves were only thigh high here. I'm shocked at his passing and very saddened for his wife and children. I always enjoyed reading his posts as well. He seemed a very intelligent and witty guy. My God grant him peace and good waves where he is now.
I am so sorry to hear what has happened. Ramon's glass work, fins and shapes were very nice to look at and he was always helpful. His sense of humor was very subtle -- I still crack up every time I hear the "Real Men of Genius (which used to be Real American Heros)" radio spots -- great joke, check archives. He would regularly help me with the glassing woes. Good bro. Very sorry he's gone. Que Dios le bendiga su familia. Magoo.