August 29, 2014
Having 5 lifeguards in the family we were deeply affected by the tragic death of Newport Beach Lifeguard, Ben Carlson. One city over from ours, at a spot we have body surfer, surfed and skin dived at, Ben lost his life while successfully rescuing a victim. Some Newport community leaders approached us about doing a special Hamboard model for Ben. We were stoked to design the "Ben Board" commemorating Ben Carlson's heroic life. It has the distinctive Red and Yellow of the Newport Lifeguard agency along with the now famous saying in Newport: "Ben Did Go", a nod to other heroic and famous watermen who have passed. We are also proud to commit $30 from each "Ben Board" we sell to the foundation established in his name. Ben Carlson...a great Lifeguard and a great man.