Many of you already know but in case you haven't heard, Woody Brown died peacefully in his sleep on April 16th on his home island of Maui at the age of 96.

With the help of a group of friends, Roy Earnest is organizing a special FREE memorial celebration to honor his amazing and inspirational life on Sunday, June 22nd at the Sanchez Concert Hall, 1220 Linda Mar Blvd in Pacifica, CA from 4pm until 8:30pm. Anyone who was inspired by Woody's life is welcome. If you can't be there yourself (since many of you who will be far away from Pacifica), please think of Woody Brown next Sunday and, in that way, you can be there in spirit.

"I've heard it once said that when a very old person dies, it's like a big library suddenly disappearing," says organiser Roy Earnest. "That is certainly true in Woody's case. He was part of the original crew of modern day big wave surfers who first paddled out and rode huge waves in Hawaii in the 1940's and 50's and kept surfing until he was 90 years old. He designed the first modern catamaran based on the ancient polynesian double hulled sailing canoes, set the record for the longest flight in a glider plane back in the 1920's that stood for over 20 years and, most importantly, he was one of the most loving human beings one would ever have the good fortune to meet. He lived aloha. He loved everybody. He was definitely one of my personal heroes and I'll never forget him."

Stay stoked... like Woody!