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Malibu Legend Paul Minkoff Passed Away

On, March 31st, Malibu legend Paul "Mink" Minkoff passed away. Details are unknown at this time.

Here's some words left by some his friends:

"R.I.P. Mink
Such sad news. Malibu/Bali Soul Surfer Paul Minkoff was that one guy you ALWAYS loved to see. I heard he passed in Bali from maybe a heart attack??? God I'm gonna miss those eyes, the stories and his zest for life. This one hurts..." - Brad Stanley

"So sad.
We both had white VW Bus’s, often we would crack Bu and could see them parked curbside from the lineup...later stroll over to the Omelette Parlor, where he knew everyone...talk surf , chicks, and VW’s, then another sunny day go out...always so cool hang’n at the beach with Mink. Good days.
RIP Mink." - Rich Melendez

Photo via Glenn Hening


"Mink had a big smile a big heart.I’ll always remember him at the jetty’s during the winter waiting for low tide.He loved 2nd jetty and always parked his VW van on the beach side of PCH at Malibu with doors open smiling,burning some good bud,always.R.I.P." - Harris Jaffy

"Paul’s fin-first take offs at a good size Malibu lineup always a treat to watch." - Stephen Robert Johns

"I bought my first VW from Mink for 800 it was a 65 Beetle with a Crank Sunroof ... He always had one rolled and ready to go ... Love to watch him surf 1st Point in his Longboard with the little mini fin so he could do 360’s and Fin Release Rail Slides. R.I.P. Mink" - Dino Joseph Bortoli

Photo via Glenn Hening


"RIP Minks. One of the best guys I ever met coming out of Surfrider. A personal Fav of mine. The VW Bus, puffy pants and sarongs. I will miss him." - Brian Merrick

"Paul disappered into the south pacific I had not seen him for a few years. Then while attedning a screening of Endless Summer II in Santa Monica I started getting crap from the guy behind me in the theater. About the time I was starting to get mad I realized it was Mink, he was sitting there behind me. We hung out for a time that day and as always it was great to see him." - Kevin Piatt

Photo via Randy Stoklos


"omg no. the mink was such a good man, he was always very cool to me... it made me feel special because i was just a grom looking up to him like a legend, and he treated me like i belonged. i'll always love him for that." - Kent Senatore

To all of Paul's friends wondering about a gathering for him, when the time is right, a gathering for Paul will happen. .
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  1. Mink passed from Corona virus in Bali. One of the good guys for sure.

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