Cobden Beach: New Zealand lost two great surfers | Photo: hs238/Panoramio

Glen Cruse and Kane Nieper have lost their lives in the Pike River Coal Mine tragedy, in New Zealand. Our fellow surfers were members of the Kahuna Boardriders Club.

Glen was a miner and Kane was a builder working for a local contractor. They both had young children and were wonderful mates.

Last week, the surf club members attended the memorial service, at Omoto Racecourse, and gathered friends and family to remember their friends.

On Saturday Kahuna Boardriders held a private tribute to Glen and Kane. A giant art piece memorial bench seat was placed at the clubrooms, overlooking the point and peak of Cobden.

The KBC is setting up a paddle out in honor of the two great surfers and friends.

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