RIP: Yancy Spencer Passes Away

Our thoughts and prayers are with the family and friends of Gulf Coast surf legend and shop owner Yancy Spencer who passed away yesterday after surfing County Line in Los Angeles County. According to reports, Spencer came in from the surf spot after suffering from chest pains. He called 911 himself and was given CPR by firefighters but suffered a major heart attack shortly thereafter. Yancy is the father of one of TransWorld SURF‘s favorite surfers, Sterling Spencer, and is an icon in the Gulf region. One of the best ever to come out of the Gulf region, he will be missed greatly. A service has been tentatively scheduled for Saturday in Pensacola, Florida. Details to follow…

Yancy Spencer (left) with his son Sterling.

Yancy Spencer (left) with his son Sterling.

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