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.
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!
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 25, 2011 at 12:25 AM.