"I often think of a rose—you can pull off a few petals and it is still beautiful.”
“With kids, it’s definitely not all about me. I want to be here for them, see them grow up, and be able to support them. I want to be a part of their lives.”
The kid is a grom's grom.
He may have paddled into one of the biggest waves ever, but a gloating, cheap thrills hell-man Aaron Gold is not. Quite the opposite. And he's using his story to inspire those around him.
"Surfers go everywhere around the world. They take waves. They leave. I didn't want to be another one of those guys."
Meet Sumo Sato: perennial figure on the Northside of HB Pier, preacher, community leader.