A memorial paddle out was held at Steamer Lane for longtime Santa Cruz surfer, Robert “Wally” Waldemar, on April 20, 2013. Waldemar passed on April 6th due to complications of testicular cancer and chemotherapy. Family and friends gathered in the sunny weather to paddle out and show their love in honor of “Uncle Walt.”
“Three generations of surfers gathered and paid respect to one of surfing’s greatest bros,” said ocal big-wave surfer, Ken Collin. Waldemar’s legacy lives on in the love shared by Santa Cruz surf community as they carry on in remembrance as Walt did; smiling, surfing every day, and impacting the world.
Music: Cut Your Wires by Theodore Lovely
Filmed by: Alexey Orlov, Elijah Crowel, Miranda Winters & Alex Viera @ DragonflyCopter.com
Edited by Miranda Winters