23 August 2009

Monte Valentin Memorial Paddle Out

BSA's love for both a fellow waterman and the ocean were in full effect this morning at Bay Street.

Today we celebrated the life of Monte Valentin, the body surfer who died at The Wedge during the last big south swell in July. His family members commented that the paddle out helped them to understand why Monte was drawn to the water. The BSA did itself proud today.

We didn't know you personally, brother, but you will be dearly missed.


  1. I posted part of the beach ceremony on YouTube.com at:


    Peace, Paula

  2. This is a day that I will not soon forget.