myiW Current Conditions and Forecasts Community Forums Windsurfing Videos Buy and Sell Services
 
Hi guest · myAccount · Log in
 SearchSearch   ProfileProfile   Log in to check your private messagesLog in to check your private messages   RegisterRegister 
Ralph Abdo

 
Post new topic   Reply to topic    iWindsurf Community Forum Index -> Southwest USA, Hawaii, Mexico
View previous topic :: View next topic  
Author Message
SamD0g



Joined: 10 Aug 2002
Posts: 71
Location: Hood River, OR

PostPosted: Wed Oct 10, 2007 6:13 pm    Post subject: Ralph Abdo Reply with quote

One of the passengers on that plane of 9 parachutists that crashed
Sunday west of Yakima was Ralph Abdo, who sailed a lot at Doug's and the
Hatch (and Seattle).

Ralph was a really sweet guy and the host of the Freestyle Windsurf Group. He will be sadly missed.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
SamD0g



Joined: 10 Aug 2002
Posts: 71
Location: Hood River, OR

PostPosted: Wed Oct 10, 2007 6:17 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The victims of a plane crash Sunday evening in Washington's central
Cascades that killed the pilot and the nine skydivers on board:

- Ralph Abdo, 27, of Issaquah, Wash., was a program manager at
Microsoft, where he worked for the past seven years, but he thrived
on extreme sports.

"He would not do wind surfing casually like most people do,"
recalled his girlfriend, Diana Antczak. "He took it up and had to do
freestyle moves and front loops, back loops."

His older brother, Nadim, said Abdo was not satisfied with the wind-
surfing boards available on the market so he learned to work with
fiberglass and started making his own.

He took up skydiving this past winter.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
kevinkan



Joined: 07 Jun 2001
Posts: 1161
Location: San Francisco

PostPosted: Thu Oct 11, 2007 10:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

really sad news. i don't think i ever met ralph... may have sailed w/ him when i visited the gorge, but i did enjoy the freestyle windsurfing yahoo group that he started... even if it was short lived. he was learning to vulcan.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Visit poster's website
SamD0g



Joined: 10 Aug 2002
Posts: 71
Location: Hood River, OR

PostPosted: Sat Oct 13, 2007 10:52 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Information about his memorial service provided by Ralph's family and friends follows:

Dear Friends of Ralph and Fellow Windsurfers,

As many of you witnessed first hand, Ralph's love of windsurfing had no limits and his passion for the sport was contagious. It would be Ralph's wish to be remembered as a windsurfer. I would like to invite you to a Memorial Ceremony at one of his favorite launch sites, to share stories and pay respect to a windsurfer that will be very much missed.

In Memory of Ralph
Waverly Beach, Kirkland, Washington
Sunday October 14th, 3:00pm

-Ralph's Family


--
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
Display posts from previous:   
Post new topic   Reply to topic    iWindsurf Community Forum Index -> Southwest USA, Hawaii, Mexico All times are GMT - 5 Hours
Page 1 of 1

 
Jump to:  
You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot vote in polls in this forum
You can attach files in this forum
You can download files in this forum

myiW | Weather | Community | Membership | Support | Log in
like us on facebook
© Copyright 1999-2007 WeatherFlow, Inc Contact Us Ad Marketplace

Powered by phpBB © 2001, 2005 phpBB Group