A celebration of the life of
Wesley James Hiatt
January 31st, 2015 was a celebration of the wonderful life of one of the most lovable characters
to ever grace this planet. A gathering was held at his neighbor and friend’s home in Ellwood,
then we honored Wes with a Paddle Out at R Beach, a place he loved.
Wes was Mr. December in the 2014 Goleta Surfing calendar with this shot of him in a beautiful Goleta wave.
He was so stoked to be in the calendar, he was overly grateful, thanking me way too many times….
It really meant a lot to him.
I told him we wanted a photo of him holding the calendar, and this is what he sent!
Wes was a punk rocker back in the day, in a band called the Perverts.
In some ways he still carried that attitude with him, and we loved it.
His loyal companion, Mija, was not to be messed with, and she made sure you
didn’t mess with his stuff while he was in the water…..
Wes loved surfing the remote spots on our coast,
and his respect and gratitude made him welcome there.
Wes left us way too soon, and he will not be forgotten.
Following are some photos of the memorial.
You will not be forgotten. We’ll see you in the water Wes.