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Memorial paddle-out held at WindanSea

A memorial paddle-out was held in honor of Alfred “Buzzy” Bent, March 14, in which the WindanSea Surf Club joined friends and loved ones to pay him tribute. Purple ribbons and 100 orchids were tied to the WindanSea Shack to commemorate the occasion. When paddlers made their way into the ocean, they formed a circle and splashed around in a celebration of Bent’s life.

Paddle out in tribute to Buzzy Bent.
Paddle out in tribute to Buzzy Bent.
(Kevin Kinnear)

Bent, who passed away Jan. 4, was known for co-founding the Chart House chain of restaurants and being one of the first California teens to travel to Hawaii to surf the “big waves” on the North Shore of Oahu, according to his obituary.