O’Neill Surf Shop’s Mike Locatelli Dies

by The Editors on February 22, 2007

The Santa Cruz, California surf community is missing one of its standout members as O’Neill Surf Shop’s Mike “Loco” Locatelli died Wednesday February 21, 2007 after a 15-year battle with multiple brain tumors, according to the Santa Cruz Sentinel’s Gwen Mickelson. He was 46 years old. The death was a blow to the O’Neill family, said Pat O’Neill.

“Mike was a great influence on the Santa Cruz and surf communities,” O’Neill said in an e-mail. “He had the perfect mix of razor-sharp business savvy and warm, outgoing personality” Locatelli faced medical adversity with remarkable courage, O’Neill said.

[Link: Santa Cruz Sentinel]

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Tim D February 22, 2007 at 2:13 pm

Rest in peace Loc. You fought a brave battle.You were truly
one of the Nor Cal people that was great to work with and
will be missed. Thanks for giving me a chance when I was
a young green rep.

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