An Ode to to Peter V.Z. Cole: The Voice of The North Shore
You are the only writer of surf musings that I will read.
These past few years have been trying; losing so many of our elders.
Beautiful remembrance and fortunate one to be in the midst of this.
What a beautiful remembrance, and tribute to your friend and mentor. Peter personified, and possessed all the qualities of what a true waterman is. He was more than a great surfer, but a devoted family man and community leader. The surf world, and those that call Paumalu home, have truly lost an icon. You were blessed and privileged to know Mr. Cole, and now you are tasked of carrying the torch with the place you both call home, Paumalu. His knowledge and wisdom that he passed on to you will serve you well. I wish I could be there at his farewell, but will be in spirit. Aloha Peter 🌺
Very well written, an extremely interesting read with insights of who Peter Cole was, his life activities, and philosophical perspective. I knew of him and heard of him but now I am really aware of him as the the Patriarch of Paumalu. He brought a blessing in many ways to those he interacted with, a gift to us from the universe.