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China Uemura passed while surrounded by his family and friends.

“It was one hell of a ride pops. All the stories of you in your wild days, and all the love you poured into the community.

Over the last month it’s really put into perspective how many people you have impacted.

Rest easy. We love you and so will all the people you’ve reached with your kindness.

Mahalo everyone for your prayers, and kind messages. Dad’s in a better place, no pain, no sadness, only happiness.

Last breath 4:30 pm 1/6/2023
🙏🏽🙏🏽 Dad passed while surrounded by family and friends 🙏🏽🙏🏽”

My Brada CHINA, WE LOVE YOU VERY MUCH. WE HAVE BEEN THRU MANY A GREAT TIMES. ILL NEVER FORGET. Our JOURNEY WITH YOU HAS BEEN A BLESSING. WE THE DESOTOS Love you❤

 

China: RIPPING

Always a shaka and a smile…Image: KHON2

Longtime Local Surfing Legend and Beach Boy China Uemura died on Friday, Jan. 6 around 4:30 p.m. He was only 68.

China Uemura, a well-known and respected surf organizer ran the China Uemura Longboard Surfing Classic at Kuhio Beach for 33 years.

A popular event in the islands where thousands of surfers participated. The events have raised more than $200,000 to local charities and non-profits.

In the Instagram post, Uemura’s family said in part, “Over the last month it’s really put into perspective how many people you impacted.”

Check Out chinauemurasurfingfoundation Instagram Tribute HERE

We would like to take a pause to send our condolences to the ʻohana of Anakala China Uemura.
“Unko China” was a definite pillar in our Surfing kāiaʻulu and a mentor to many. He will be missed.
Aloha Pau’ole to @thehairymanfromtown @ka1703 & the entire ‘Ohana.
~Me Ke Aloha, your North Shore Surfing ‘Ohana, Da Hui O He’e Nalu

 

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