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'Doc' Paskowitz passes: Son remembers his surfing legend father




The Paskowitz family in SURFWISE.
The Paskowitz family in SURFWISE.
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The Paskowitz family in SURFWISE.
Adam Paskowitz, 8, catches a wave in SURFWISE.
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The Paskowitz family in SURFWISE.
Doc's son Adam Paskowitz in SURFWISE, a Magnolia Pictures release.
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The Paskowitz family in SURFWISE.
The Paskowitz family.
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The Paskowitz family in SURFWISE.
The Paskowitz family surfing.
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The Paskowitz family in SURFWISE.
Doc Paskowitz surfed into his 90s.
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The Paskowitz family in SURFWISE.
The family's home was a 24-foot camper.
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Surfers have been mourning the passage of a legend this week.

Dorian Paskowitz - better known as "Doc" - died on Monday at the age of 93 in Newport Beach, California.

In the mid-1950's Doc abandoned a successful medical practice and set out with his wife Juliette on what he called an odyssey - raising their nine children in a 24-foot camper, traveling the world and surfing every day.

His life was chronicled in the 2008 documentary "Surfwise."

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r54wo_WMzfo

Josh Paskowitz, the youngest of Doc Paskowitz's children, said his father should be remembered for "his passion for life and people and the sport of surfing and spirit of aloha and of the Hawaiian people."

Josh Paskowitz shared more with Take Two about his father and upbringing.