We lost a great friend of Summa Love to cancer this past weekend. Ben was always so stoked on the kids learning to surf. He had nothing but positivity to bring to the water when he surfed with us. His stoke and smile will be missed at Phillips. It will not be the same without him. These photos are from his last session at Phillips in August after a year of heavy chemo. He told us the feeling of being in the water after all those brutal chemo sessions was like the feeling he felt when he fist stood up on a surfboard. Indescribable. He literally felt as free as one could be and in tune with nature more so than ever before. He makes us all realize how gifted and appreciative we are to have an amazing ocean in our back yard. And of coarse how nice it is that we can enjoy our beautiful ocean with being healthy. He teaches us to never take life for granted. Were not here long. Live it, love it, cherish it and seize it. Like Ben Hamilton. Ben will be missed dearly. R.I.P.