Saturday, January 5, 2013


Back on December 16, 2012, Daisy's Dad tweeted: "Scan results are in & apart from God's supernatural intervention Daisy’s prognosis is bleak."

Three days ago, the Pray For Daisy website blog reported:

Difficult day
Today is a difficult day for Daisy… with large tumors in her abdomen and trying to recover from two weeks of chemotherapy, her body is struggling. She is extremely fragile and weak.
[followed by an invitation to prayer and fast]
Tyler Morgan
Executive Director
The Daisy Merrick Trust

Daisy and her father Britt

Last night I dreamed about surfing, and, trust me, surfing is not in my repertoire, not even in my impressive and intrepid athletic Days of Yore.  Daisy comes from a surfing family, a surfing heritage. Her grandfather, Al Merrick, is a famed "shaper."

Professionals and amateurs alike have "paddled for Daisy" all over the world...  And so my dreams and my heart are telling me to tell you that and to show you Daisy, and other similar souls, rocking on the water.

Maui, HI
Launiupoko, Maui, HI

Honolulu, HI
Diamond head side of the Hilton Hawaiian pier

North Shore, HI
Ehukai Beach Park and paddle to Waimea Bay

Pacifica, CA
Linda Mar Beach (South side of the beach)

Santa Cruz, CA
Location: Cowells Beach
(north side of the pier in front of the Dream Inn)

Carmel Beach, CA
Bottom of 13th St at Carmel Beach

Pismo Beach, CA
South Side of the Pismo Beach Pier

Santa Barbara, CA
Santa Claus Lane Beach (southside)

Oxnard, CA
Oxnard Shores – 5th St.

South Bay, CA
EL Porto (45th St)

Huntington Beach, CA
HB Pier (South Side)

Newport Beach, CA
Newport Beach Pier (South Side)

San Clemente, CA
The San Clemente Pier

Oceanside, CA
Oceanside Pier, South Side (200 The Strand)

Encinitas, CA
Moonlight Beach

Minneapolis, MN
Lake Calhoun North Beach West Lake Street

Rockaway Beach, NY
Rockaway Beach 90th St, NY

Manasquan/ Spring Lake, NJ
Ocean Ave and Pitney Ave (by the Arches)

Virginia Beach, VA
1st street jetty

Avon, NC
Avon Pier

Surf City, NC
Kinston Street Beach Access next to the pier

Emerald Isle, NC
Bogue Inlet Pier

Wrightsville Beach, NC
Oceanic Street (Access #28)

Carolina Beach, NC
Hamlet Ave Access

North Myrtle Beach, SC
Cherry Grove Pier, 3500 North Ocean Boulevard

Myrtle Beach, SC
Myrtle Beach State Park
4401 South Kings Hwy Myrtle Beach, SC

Charleston, SC
The Washout

Jacksonville, FL
Jacksonville Pier

St. Augustine, FL
FA’s at the North side of St. Augustine Pier

Ormond Beach, FL
Granada approach, A1A at Granada Bvd. (SR-40)

New Smyrna Beach, FL
Flagler Ave. Beach ramp(on the beach)

Flagler Beach, FL
South Sixth St.

Melbourne Beach, FL
Ocean Avenue (beach access)

Deerfield Beach, FL
Deerfield Beach Pier

Panama City, FL
Panama City Beach Pier

daisy surfing

Fort Worth, TX

Kuta Bali
Pantai Kuta, Jl. Pantai Kuta, Kuta 80361

All photos are property of Al Merrick, Daisy's grandfather, from his company website, Channel Islands Surfboards by Al Merrick.  I have a feeling there's no finer place to satisfy your surfing needs...

FLOW from Koastal Media on Vimeo.

"The story focuses on Channel Islands Surfboards founder and world-renowned surfboard craftsman Al Merrick and his special relationships with the team of world champion Channel Islands Team riders and arguably the two best and most influential surfers ever: Kelly Slater (6 time world champion) and Tom Curren (3 time world champion)."

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