Dave "DC" Chalmers (1945-2007)

Just received the following message from Joe Ditler. San Diego area surfers and friends of DC, please take note:

"... DC passed away last week. A notice (below) will appear in the Coronado Eagle tomorrow/Wednesday [May 8, 2007], and a full obituary should be in the following week's paper. Sorry to be the bearer of sad news...

DAVE "DC" CHALMERS (1945-2007)

Dave Chalmers, longtime Coronado resident and surfer, died peacefully May 3 with family surrounding him. He was 62. "DC," as his friends called him, gained international fame as half the surfing team of "DC and Max," along with his surfing dog. A full obituary will appear in next week's paper. A paddle-out will take place Saturday, May 19, 9 a.m., between Gator Beach and Shipwrecks, near the Coronado Shores. The paddle-out will be followed by a Celebration of Life from 1-3 p.m., at Tent City Restaurant, 1100 Orange Avenue, Coronado. The family invites his many friends to participate at both events, and requests all donations be made in lieu of flowers to San Diego Hospice "in memory of David Chalmers."

Contact: Scott Chalmers 619.628.0502
Or Joe Ditler 619.742.1034
joe at coronadohistory.org

Joseph Ditler
Executive Director
Coronado Historical Association
Museum of History & Art
Coronado Visitor Center


DC and Max courtesy of Joe Ditler

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Anonymous Anonymous said...

I had the pleasure of working with and knowing DC and We had many good times together. He will be missed alot.

May 18, 2007  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

DC and I grew up surfing together in the early '60s when we lived in Chula Vista. We prowled up and down the coast from Santa Barbara to K38 looking for the elusive perfect wave for our 10 foot boards. He drove a classic Ford "Woodie" station wagon, and like most aspiring surfers, was consumed by the sport and the life style. Later,career and family commitments pulled many of us away from the "life", but not DC. When time permitted, I would escape my obligations and DC was always there to join in and help me relive the wonderful times sitting just outside the break, looking for the "set wave", and watching the sun set. He is a unique and legendary surfer because of his total life dedication to the sport. He lives on in my memory.
Richard Wehmeyer

March 20, 2008  

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