Gary "Gaz" Gregg aka Bloomies Paddle Out

warble2

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$kully

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Pretty sure Disco Tex won’t be getting a paddle out like this.
 

bruhdakine

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Gaz was such a good dude. I first crossed paths with him on a local BB about 15 years ago and eventually met him out at his local where he made me feel welcome. Over the years I got to surf with him here and there and got to know him through various mutual friends. It was always good to see him. I was so bummed to learn of his passing and regret not being able to make it to the paddle out but It sounded like it was a fitting tribute. He is very missed.
 

$kully

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That remark was totally inappropriate in this tribute
Sure it was. Gaz spent his time here sparring with Disco. Gaz was a stand up guy as most of us already knew and is on display in this paddle out video and disco was, well disco was something else...
 

Aruka

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fck. bloomies was a solid dude. never got to meet him in person which i really regret. he gave me a ton of good advice for my SA trip and got me the bro deal on wetsuits and fins from moment shop. just reading back through all our pms i'm gutted. RIP bloomies!
 
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hackeysaky

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Wait, what? We lost bloomies? Never even came close to meeting him but I liked his vibe and and appreciated his posts.

For what it's worth, I'll drink a beer and think of him next time I hook up with a trout or snag a soul-satisfying wave.