St Agnes surfers pay respect to Peter "Chops" Lascelles

  • 27 October 2013
  • From the section Cornwall
Paddle Out
Image caption The paddle out was in memory of Peter "Chops" Lascelles

More than 100 surfers have paid their respects to an internationally-renowned surfboard shaper from Cornwall.

The 'paddle out' event, in which surfers formed a circle in the sea at St Agnes, celebrated the life of Peter "Chops" Lascelles.

Mr Lascelles died on 10 October after suffering a heart attack.

The Australian-born surfer ran the surfboard production business Beachbeat Surfboards, alongside the Aggie surf shop in St Agnes.

Elizabeth Tomes wrote on Facebook: "It's just staggering how much love has been shown. Well done, YOU... thank you for it all, I feel honoured just to have seen your face!"

Simon Ledson wrote: "A paddle out fit for a king."

The event followed a service of remembrance in St Agnes, attended by hundreds of friends and family.

Mr Lascelles had three sons, Brennan, Marcus and Sean.

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