Pioneering skateboarder Shogo Kubo, 54, dies while paddle boarding alone in Hawaii
- Kubo, a married father, was pulled to shore by witnesses who saw him struggling in the water off the coast of Hawai'i Kai, Honolulu on Tuesday
- He could not be revived and was pronounced dead
- He had been an original member of the Zephyr surf shop's Z-Boys, which was formed in Venice, California in 1975
- The team are credited with inspiring a new wave of skateboarders with their never-before-seen tricks
- They starred in a 2001 documentary, which was turned into a 2005 movie starring Heath Ledger and Emile Hirsh, 'Lords of Dogtown'
Shogo Kubo, for those who do not know, was one of the most stylish and flowing pool and half pipe riders you'd ever see. He was reported died while paddle boarding by himself off the coast of Hawai'i Kai, Honolulu. Kubo, 54, passed away on Tuesday after witnesses saw him struggling in the water in an area known as 'Seconds' off Portlock Point and people swam out to bring him to the shore, authorities said... he will be missed by many.
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