At Cobian, we believe that each step of the journey is just as important as the finish line. That's why
we choose to support individuals who are committed to making
EVERY STEP MATTER.
Although no one can see what lies on the path ahead, we recognize the power in sharing the testimonies of
those who have overcome to inspire others to follow in their footsteps.
AARON GOLD HAS HAD ONE HELL OF A YEAR
“Early in 2016 the big-wave elite watched with mouths agape as Aaron Gold paddled into a monstrous wave at Pe’ahi — arguably the biggest ever paddled at the famed break. Known as a humble charger, Gold instantly went from underground to primetime. Since then he sliced his head open nearly to the skull on the North Shore, requiring 18 staples and a dozen stitches, and nearly drowned at Tavarua. Surfline recently caught up with Gold to talk about where his mind, body and spirit are at, after enduring such a harrowing year...”
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Photo: Logan Jacobs
HUNTINGTON ICON ‘SUMO’ IS A MESSENGER OF JOY WHILE BATTLING CANCER
“It’s hard to keep Sumo talking about himself for too long. He’d much rather discuss the community in Huntington Beach that defines him. I’m sitting in The Inertia offices in Venice. Sumo’s talking to me from Hawaii. We would have met in HB, but he was back where he grew up to undergo another round of chemotherapy for stage four colon cancer. Talking to him, you wouldn’t know it. He’s jovial. Upbeat.
Despite growing up in Huntington Beach, this is my first conversation with Blaine Sato – known around the world simply as Sumo. A perennial figure on the North Side of HB pier, and a local pastor, Sumo’s an institution in Surf City...”
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“Nate Yeomans’ moustache has always been a conversation starter; these days, he’s making those conversations count, raising awareness about uncomfortable subjects like prostate and testicular cancer, as well as mental health and suicide prevention, issues that affect the lives of millions of men every year.”
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