Tuesday, July 29, 2008

More Buttons


SW WIND 20 TO 25 KT...VEERING TO W 15 KT IN THE AFTERNOON. WIND WAVES 5 FT. W SWELL 7 FT AT 10 SECONDS.
A comment from an earlier Buttons post:
David Rutledge:
Hello, my name is David Rutledge, and I am the director of Buttons Surf School on the North Shore of Oahu. Buttons is living a drug free life. He is now licensed and certified by the state of Hawaii to teach surfing. As another comment mentioned previosly, Buttons offers his time on the first weekend of every month to Access Surf Hawaii, where he paddles autistic, parapalegic and even quadrapalegic surfers out to catch waves on the West Side. Anyone who wants to surf with him can. All of his information and experience are available to surfers of any level or any age. Check out Buttons' new web site: www.buttonssurfschool.com or send him an e-mail: buttonssurfschool@hotmail.com. Look for great things in the future from Buttons.
And the earlier Anon comment:
Buttons sure had a wild history, but as far as someone who has landed on his feet, you should see him now. I ran into him at the surf access program last weekend (July 2007) and he must have spent the entire morning out there in the water with those handicapped kids, just laughing and smiling and sharing his joy. Great to see a man take such positive control in his own life. I asked him what is getting him through it all with all the negative words, he said he was just taking it one day at a time and trying to live in service, give back to his people share his love and the peace he finds in the water. wow, chicken skin.

1 comments:

rj said...

I have no idea what "chicken skin" means, but more power to Buttons. He was definetely one of the popular anti-hero's of my generation, but like most who escaped death and prison, has found a way to become a contributing member of society.

Peace bro.