Jamie Ridgewell, an east coast surfer, coach, and friend passed away on March 31, 2017
Jamie Ridgewell is an East Coast surf legend, known for living each day as though it were his last. Jamie lived a life desired by many but realized by few, and on March 31, 2017, Jamie passed away in Titusville, Florida at the age of 54.
Jamie’s longtime friend, Sully Sullivan, was heartbroken when he received the news of Ridgewell’s untimely death. Just a few weeks earlier the two had been hanging out together in New Smyrna Beach, enjoying life and each in great spirits. Jamie was exceptionally cheerful that day because he was finally able to give Sully with an amazing gift for his 14-month-old son, Patrick. It was a custom-built Town & Country surfboard that stood at 4’8” tall and 16.25” wide. Sully packed the masterpiece into his car and as soon as he got home he mounted the board above his son’s crib. Sully had planned to snap a quick picture to share with Jamie but was hurried off to work without getting the chance. Jamie Ridgewell suffered a heart attack and passed away before Sully ever got to share a photo of that gift.