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Tribute to surfing stalwart

21st March 2023 The Gisborne Herald

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Photo: RIP Don we will miss your smile and stoke for surfing.

THE district's surfing fraternity are mourning the loss of one of their own who passed away while surfing at Makorori at the weekend.

Don Pearson, aged in his early 60s, suffered a medical event while he was surfing and despite the best efforts of friends and on the beach could not be revived.

Gisborne Boardriders Club posted on social media:“It is with the saddest of hearts that the club would like to acknowledge the passing of our beloved friend Don Pearson.

“Don's service to the boardriders club spanned over 20 years and we would not be where we are today without him.

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“His incredible skill and passion for photography always captured others at their best and most shining moments.

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