Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Pat's Last Ride

Had a last paddle out for our beloved friend Patrick Malak , who passed last Nov. Here's Alan Casagrande with his water camara and Pat's bag of ashes in his backpack goin for one last ride at Leo one of Pat's favorite spot's

Alan going out with Pat for the last time.

Just close family and friends, such a nice weekend to camp there, good weather and a few waves.

I was paddling out to the pack and had to snag this one.

Paddling out with my daughter Erin, nice to have here back in town for awhile, she is getting her teaching degree at CSUN this fall.

Buddy Bill Kaiser gave a nice few well chosen words and we sent Pat back to the Sea, a nice NW wind caught Pat's ashes and I mixed in one of his favorite brews. Pat will be there all the time now, and that's pretty cool. Back to the campsites for a few drinks some good BQ by Nui Nui. All in all a nice send off to a loyal friend a good brother and a great uncle, Via con Dios Pat.


  1. Anonymous7/27/2011

    very nice. anything else happen on the camp out?

  2. Alright Matt! he just can't wait for me to tell how I lost 2 boards out the back door of my camper. I was on my way to Leo just a few blocks from my house and my 9'0'' HG slid back and hit the door of my camper and right into the street, freek accident? I go home and put the 9'0'' back and grab my 11' Andreini off again, right by the freeway 11' does the same thing out the back LOCKED!! door WTF!!!! picked up the board pulled over and found the problem. 2 boards in the street in 10 min. I was not a happy camper.

  3. Anonymous7/27/2011

    .....k.p. you were thankfully extremly calm once you arrived... being big dees b day and pat day you cowboyed up and really rallied..for this i am grateful.. i think pat put the heebeejeebees on you for all the years of jokin around with him... the same goes for that conch shell you squeezed outta my big toe on the way in from paddle out..pat again?....he was quite a joker at times.. anyway k.p thanks for being there.. you and billy really made it...a very emotional day... ~heffe de vaso~

  4. Anonymous7/28/2011

    ...alot of folks were invited for this months ago.... i told them to mark there calenders.... if they didnt show dont blame me......... a.c.

  5. Anonymous7/28/2011

    looks like a real nice way to give a good freind a farewell.

  6. Anonymous7/29/2011

    yep. certainly sounds like Pat was up to something that day in regards to KP's double "oops".good for him!
    el vaquero

  7. Anonymous7/31/2011

    this was a very heart warming post, respect and love from friends is all anyone can ever ask for. What a way to pay your respects and remember someone... hope one day my friends and family can do the same for me when that time comes around and return me to the sea...

  8. Anonymous8/04/2011