And I will reiterate.
Even if he had never stood up - despite the fact we know he DID stand up - and wouldn't matter.
He is/was a surfer, more than 99% of people on this forum will ever be surfers.
You should watch "The Innermost Limits of Pure Fun" It is full of pure unadulterated surfing and culture the way things used to be when it seems they were a while lot better. Then watch "Crystal Voyager" for a little glimpse into George's life.
Amazing humans that existed before Instagram, the WSL, Kelly's pool, and all the other bullshit.