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Founder of the West Coast Board Riders, Casey Wheat is dead



Founder of the West Coast Board Riders and Sport of Kings, Casey Wheat has passed away. Casey Wheat was reported to have died on 28th May 2020. Casey Wheat cause of death or what led to his death was never disclosed to the public.

Casey Wheat’s grandparents owned local beach concessions Zack’s and Zack’s Too. Casey Wheat taught surfing lessons every day for three years, until one day the fashion world called him back.

Casey’s death was confirmed by Surfing Heritage & Culture Center. Surfing Heritage & Culture Center in an official Facebook Post sent their condolence message to the family of Casey

“It is with the heaviest of hearts that we say good bye to our dearest of friends Casey Wheat. Founder of the West Coast Board Riders and Sport of Kings, he was a fixture in the Huntington and Newport lineups. Gone but most certainly not forgotten, his light and inspiration will endure through all those lives he touched. We are sending love and aloha to all his friends and family stung by the pain of this untimely lost. Ride easy, Casey.”, Surfing Heritage posted on their page.

Sporting goods company, AIPA SURF in an official Facebook post pen down their tribute to the Surfer legend.

The Facebook post reads..

“We are incredibly saddened to hear of the passing of Casey Wheat. He is Officially the only braddah I’ll give a left to on the Northside. Mahalo for all the love you showed our family, especially for being a solid surf unko and watching over @kolby_aipa808 in and out of the water as a grom. We will miss you. Aloha Oe braddah Casey. Our hearts go out to his family and the boys at @sportofkings”

Casey Wheat’s friend Scoot Avalos in a series of Facebook post described Casey as a great man who was creative, dedicated, talented, focused human beings on the planet. “Today we wake with heavy hearts…A lot of us that grew up in HB all loved Casey Wheat. Not only was he great guy, but was one of the most creative, dedicated, talented, focused human beings on the planet. Casey was on my first soccer team when we we’re in 3rd grade, he was lanky, funny, fast and skilled, kind of the way he lived his life, I love to see so many people posting words of love and respect for this man, We all have our demons, but in the end, it’s the legacy and good works you leave behind that really sets you apart…#godspeed Wheatie, see you on the other side.”, Scott Said.

Jonathon Valker wrote “A truly dark day in HB, we have lost a style king, a clothing and surfing pioneer Casey Wheat was taken from us yesterday, I woke to this terrible news and am at a loss for words. A legendary family in HB my thoughts and prayers are with him and his family and all those he touched and inspired by him and his smile! He had such a good style and love for music of all types. Many good times with him and will be missed and thought of often! RIP Casey!”

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