Underground surfer/shaper/airbrusher/skater and punkrocker Ben Shipman (pictured center with his bandmates) passed away last week after battling cancer off and on for 15 years. Ride a wave for Shipman next time you go surfing.
Ben Shipman bio via Earth Patrol blog.
Surfermag.com tribute with memorial paddle out info.
Shipman’s famous trashcan fish project.
Thank you Ray “Stingray” Meek for delivering us the sad news in person at the shop. We miss Shipman.
JosephMay 7, 2007
JP, thanks for keeping us informed. I will keep him and his family in my thoughts and prayers. We’ve lost something precious when one who can create beauty with his hands dies.
reverbMay 7, 2007
…the guy was a good partner/fella in Swaylocks…
nitsujMay 8, 2007
alfredMay 9, 2007
Ben was cool, met him during the Sways backyarder convention in SD. He was caring and helped inspire a green newb. Hey Ben, finally got around to one . . . just need to glass on these fins and gloss coat . . . see you in the afterlife. You’re in Gods hands now.
LMay 10, 2007
i remember that longboard into fish, and a smile comes to my face.