The SMS reads: “Tim had a stroke in Oz..”
Once the initial shock settled, there was this unrelenting sensation of deep melancholy – one that I still can’t shake.
Tim is one of those sixty-something original Indo-lifers who came over to the islands in the early 70′s, the first generation of surfers seeking those fabled waves in paradise. I’ve had the privilege of his company through out most of my time here. I’ve shared waves, voyages, soulful guitar jams and remained tight with a kind of spirit that’s getting increasingly rarer these days.
From all the folk here in the islands and beyond, we’re transmitting you maximum energy and wishing a speedy recovery. Whenever you make it back to the promised land – there’s a set wave with your name on it.
Take care brother..
*Top image: Tim at Lances Left – April 2012.
*Bottom image: Tim in Bali (early 70′s).