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Northern California mourns the loss of David Alan Dyc




The man who helped Jack O’Neill open his surf shop passes away

Surfersvillage Global Surf News, 28 February, 2017 - Santa Cruz surfer Dave Dyc passed away at age 79 of natural causes this week. Dave was a lifeguard in the 1950's in San francisco at Kelly's Cove, China Beach and at the Fleishhacker Pool, an historic San Francisco facility open from 1925-1971.

Dave is known for helping his friend, a then firetruck salesman named Jack O’Neill open the area's first surf shop.

“Phil Edwards would drive up to San Francisco to shape boards,” recalls friend Dan Young. “Dave helped glass those boards.”

The Santa Cruz Outrigger Club held a ceremony yesterday and named their new 6-man canoe after Mr Dyc. Dave, Boots McGhee and Dan Young were the cofounders of the Santa Cruz Surfing Museum which opened its doors in 1986.


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