SUNDOT FAREWELL PADDLE OUT FOR CAPT. BOB RUSSELL

This past weekend we celebrated the life of Captain Bob Russell. He was a loving father, brother, uncle and friend to so many people here in Hawai'i and it still seems surreal that he is no longer with us.

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We gathered at Mahai'ula, one of Bob's favorite places to surf. It was a beautiful, sunny morning. A rainbow greeted us as we drove down towards the ocean. We shared stories and memories we had of Bob and got stoked on life together.

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We spread flowers and watched his ashes become one with the sea. And then we all shared fun waves together, in his memory.

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It was a gracious way to celebrate a life of someone who was special to so many people. An amazing waterman, woodworker and fisherman. An overall, Great Man.

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There are never enough words. There is never enough time. Life is short. Enjoy the ride.

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Aloha oe Bob.


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