"Take care of yourselves and each other, and always remember my motto:
Itís ok to work hard, as long as you play harder."
in an email to his parents 7/02
June 20, 2003
To joe who inspired me to surf and the last words i heard from him before he left my house on christmas dinner at my parent's house was when i get back from school im going to take you surfing and i couldnt wait i bragged to my friends about how good my cousin is at surfing and how he is going to teach me new tricks. Everyday that i surf i look up at the sky and thank joe for the waves that he has sent me. i just got back from costa rica for the first time where joe started his journeys of surfing and the waves were awesome double overhead and barreling. i paddled out and got crushed i finally made it out and caught my first wave and pulled into the barrel and got out and just looked up at the sky with my heart pounding with disbelief and thanked joe for inspiring me to surf and i knew he was there with me.
thank you JOE
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