Hawaiian surfing icon John Shimooka passed away aged 51. He was found dead at his home in Sydney, Australia.
Shimooka was a former Championship Tour (CT) surfer and a legend of the late 1980s, early 1990s.
He was a fast surfer with a charismatic personality and an infectious smile. “Shmoo,” as friends affectionately called him, spent around a decade competing in the elite of surfing.