April 4, 2013

Paddle out and memorial for John “Moose” Mason

Saturday, April 13

The surf community will hold a memorial paddle out for beloved surfer, teacher and family man John “Moose” Mason. Everyone is welcome to gather in the water and on the shore to acknowledge our loss, share memories and pay tribute to a good friend.

We’ll gather at 11:30 a.m. and be in the water at noon.

The Memorial gathering for family and friends will begin in the Trinidad Town Hall at about 1:30 p.m. Beverages will be provided and we’ll remember John with a slide show, music, photos and stories of John.

Please bring finger foods (nothing needing a fork, spoon or knife) or something to drink.

If you have any questions or ideas, call Jim Steinberg at 825-6862.

October 30, 2010 | 4 Comments

Keith Newcomer paddle-out

Per Rotch (thanks, Rotch!):

A paddle-out for Keith Newcomer takes place Sunday, Oct. 31 at 10:30 a.m. at the cove next to the Coast Guard Station at the end of the north spit.

Memorial takes place, 1 p.m., Arcata’s D Street Neighborhood Center.

October 24, 2010 | 1 Comment

Keith Newcomer (update)

As folks have likely heard, longtime Arcata resident and avid surfer/pilot Keith Newcomber died in a plane crash last Saturday, Oct. 16, along with his 7-year-old son.
News reports are in the Journal and in the Times-Standard.
A memorial service for Newcomer will be held on Oct. 31 at 1 p.m. at the D Street Neighborhood Center.

Thanks to Dave Struve for the photos. Anyone interested in or already organizing a paddle-out, please keep us in the loop via humboldt@surfrider.org.
A note from the photographer:
Thanks for posting the images of Keith Newcomer on your website. I am the photographer. My name is Gary Lynch. I lived in Humboldt from 1969 – 91. I was a friend of Tom Pratte’s and know Mark Massara well. I have many fond memories of the ‘early’ days of surfing Humboldt. Keith was one of my surfing buddies. Like many, we all respected Keith for his work in the community and his ability to become a successful businessman.
April 10, 2008


Please check the Glenn Stockwell blog for the latest on the May 3 memorial – and volunteer opportunities.