9.19.2008

Live Like Les

Lester Falatea is an amazing person, he was always upbeat and could make anyone laugh. If there was a bad vibe in the line up, as soon he paddled out it would dissipate. I think there must have been hundreds of people at his funeral and another 150 paddled out to show their respect for him at pipe, including some of the north shore heavy's. Here are a few shots I got from that day. For all the ways he's known as an incredible surfer, he is greatly loved as a wonderful husband and father- he will be missed by many.
Aloha Les

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Awhile ago I had gotten this picture of Les surfing with his son and nephew.
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8 comments:

Keli'i and Megan said...

Those are awesome, Mark! Great tribute to Les. Well done.

~Fe'e~808~ said...

Absolutely love this picture, Im the mother of the nephew....:) Thanks for sharing!

Meilani said...

Wow Mark. Joel and I have been enjoying all of the pictures on your site. You are so talented.

Meg and Corbin said...

Les was definitely an amazing man. I am glad to have known him, what great photos!

hine.T said...

Those pics are a true testament to the kind of guy Les was...awesome!
Aloha Les!

mj said...

Mark,your pictures are absolutely marvelous. I love the way you were able to capture the love and respect these people had for their friend. What a wonderful eye you have. would love to see you and your cute family.

Pri*Sila said...

What great photo's! Thanks so much for sharing these. We truly miss and love him! What an amazing job you did at capturing these special moments.

John Salanoa said...

Mark, Thank you so much for the pictures of Les's paddle out. Les was and still is a wonderful person. The Aloha he shared with friends and strangers will live through through all of us.