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  1. #11
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    Was that the old house... with the lumpy, creaky floors? That's my earliest recollection of Supplies. My first new board, bought from that shop, was a G&S twin fin... the MR model.

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    my condolences...

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    sorry for your guys loss

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    Does anyone know how George died? How old was he? How come the shop didn't mention it on their surf report? He was a legend and I can't find his name on google.

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    Quote Originally Posted by avonsurfernc View Post
    Does anyone know how George died? How old was he? How come the shop didn't mention it on their surf report? He was a legend and I can't find his name on google.

    i'm not sure of his exact age, but he was around my father's age, so early-mid 60's. george had been sick for a while...cancer.
    george was a really low-key guy & not someone who liked having a fuss made over him. part of the reason the transfer of supplies to greg & andrew was so silent & smooth was b/c george just wanted to fade into the background. he wasn't a self-promoting guy.

    stoked to see the out-pouring of respect, aloha, & memories of him. i'm sure he's smiling down on us all wherever he is.

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    Passing of a South Jersey Surfing Great!

    George was the greatest. I was sad to hear of his passing. Just like many other New Jersey surfers George sold me my first surfboard back in 1973. That's a special event for any young surfer. I will never forget it. It was a used Hobie Corky Carrol Super-Mini. Going to Supplies was always a treat, to this day it still makes me feel like a kid. With out a doubt it's best surf shop I have ever been in. The place always smells like resin. I always loved when you bought a board from George, he would bust out the rubber hammer and ever so gently tap that new skeg down into the channel box then he'd give you 3 bars of wax and smile. I will miss you my hip brother!
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    No I am sure he was in his 70's or 80s . He had to be in his 50s when I first went to surfer supplies that was in early 1970s. What kind of cancer did he have?

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    re death

    if the surf community has suffered a loss then that means we all need to suit up and get in the water for a memorial. how can we not? i have never surfed nj so now is as good a time.

  9. #19
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    I don't know about that one sweetie. The water is a bit too cold for me. I refuse to go in below 52 Degrees I mean George was an awesome guy but I hate ice cream headaches.
    On another note you aint missing much. New Jersey's ocean will get you sick. Stay away from the jersey beaches. I don't know what is worse the rent a cops or the lifeguards. I got arrested for surfing after hurricane ....A big scene on the beach. Don't miss that dump one bit. although the old Ocean City was good back in the 70s, that I do miss. The island was full of little cottages (surf huts) . The realtors raped and plumaged the town ,it's a zoo now go south sweety
    Last edited by avonsurfernc; Jan 24, 2011 at 11:25 PM.

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    lung cancer. this was his second bout w/ it. the first time, they actually took a chunk of his lung out.

    paddle-out is looking to be some time in the spring. agreed that it's currently too cold for a "proper" tribute to george (as abashed as he'd likely be by such a display)