The Scharsch Ohana, extended family, friends and numerous surfing braddahs will be participating in the Celebration of Life, Paddle Out for Dwayne Scharsch this Saturday, January 26, 2013 at 3:00 pm, gathering at Magic Island. Mahalo to Everyone for your kind words, thoughts and prayers over the past few weeks! Bowls is a place that Dwayne loved and respected for decades. Please come and join the Scharsch Ohana!
Dwayne Sharsh, the Family Man, Friend and Surfer. R.I. P.
The Story of his passing: Dwayne died Tuesday Jan 8th 2013 after being pulled from a surf break at Makapuu called Suicides had been in a near-death surfing accident last year.
Dwayne Scharsch, 44, of Waimanalo had an accident at Sandy Beach in November.
He was rescued by a lifeguard while surfing off Sandy Beach and was unconscious when pulled out of the water, city Ocean Safety spokeswoman Shayne Enright said.
Cardiopulmonary resuscitation was administered to Scharsch and he was taken to a hospital.
His sister Rochelle MacFarlane said friends had suggested that Scharsch take it easy because he was still recovering. But MacFarlane said her brother loved surfing a lot.
On Tuesday, Scharsch was surfing at about 3 p.m. when he encountered difficulty while heading for shore, Enright said.
Enright said ocean conditions were rough and waves were about 3 to 5 feet.
A surfer and off-duty lifeguard helped to bring him ashore, she said.
Efforts were made to revive Scharsch, who was transported to a hospital, where he was pronounced dead, Enright said.