Like some of the other posters mentioned, he was the first to "hotdog". He was the first to do or pave the way for what we do today.
One of the pioneers of surfing....
Results 11 to 18 of 18
Thread: rip Buttons
Nov 5, 2013, 02:29 PM #11Senior Member
- Join Date
- Sep 2013
Nov 6, 2013, 03:56 PM #12Senior Member
- Join Date
- Apr 2008
one of the best to watch in the 70's flicks but like many he fell hard.unlike most he came back.sad to see him get so sick and die so soon after reclaiming it.life is short, like a mist.
Nov 6, 2013, 07:26 PM #13
Ran into him at Greenlight in Manasquan last summer. Was riding a really wild board with these crazy deep channels and hard corner wings. Totally out of the box guy... on so many levels.
Nov 9, 2013, 04:18 AM #14Member
- Join Date
- Aug 2013
that same morning Hurricane Iwa hit the Islands, i was on my way to work. as i was listening to the radio, it was announced that if you were working for the City and County, stay home. since i was already in town, i went straight to one of my fave spot; Alamo Bowls. as i got to the parking lot i noticed there were four guys who had their boards watching the chaos out there, so i said, why not...
took my board out and stood out there with the rest of um. we prolly stood there for a good half an hour, watching and coursing in our mind what would be the best way to get out, but deep inside, waiting for that one fool to break the ice and just start paddling out. i asked the braddah on the left who looked as if deep in trance. it was Buttons. "Brah, so what? you going?" he stared at the ocean for another minute, then turned to me: "Brah, f@ck dat! you crazy or wot?" everybody within earshot turned around and went back to their respected car.
e ho'omaha me ka maluhia, Braddah Buttons..
Nov 9, 2013, 04:34 PM #15
One of the greatest surfers of all time, such style and grace, dude had it wired and went all out, such a privilege to have seen him surf, RIP Buttons, you made your mark on the world, and you won't be forgotten...
Nov 10, 2013, 12:43 PM #16
Nov 11, 2013, 01:34 PM #17
REAL NICE Memorial Paddle Out for Buttons yesterday !!! Thanks to CNJESA and everyone who helped make it happen. Thanks to Buttons who sent a few nice waves out of no where right when everyone started to paddle in on a relatively nothing day. Rest in Peace bro.
Nov 12, 2013, 09:17 PM #18
I always loved how that guy could bury a rail. RIP