Anyone who surfed the Newport Beach area in the 80's through the 90's
knew Gary and if you did not know him you could see him from a
mile away with his signature florescent wetsuits and boards.
I first meet Gary while surfing contests around southern california in the 80's. After moving to Costa Mesa in the mid 90's I started shaping out of Gary's glass shop "Clear Water Glassing". I shaped out of his glass shop for many years. He was quit the prankster and there was never a duel moment in that shop, we laughed a lot, we surfed a lot, we had our ups and downs and we built a lot of surfboards together, and though it all we became pretty good friends.
Gary lost his battle with cancer yesterday, he will be truly missed.
SURF ON MY BROTHER