Keegan Gibbs – Blog

Ripping In Paradise

Posted in Uncategorized by Keegan on August 18, 2009


RIP Dusty Peak. If there was a “quintessential” local Malibu name, face, or personality, Dusty was that one.

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He had become a man of legend. From when I was just a young kid, his stories of localism at our local surf spots seemed of rumor and fairy tales. But sure enough, they were true. His commitment to our community will not be forgotten and will be continued with pride by his amazing family. We, the entire Malibu community and beyond, will miss you Dusty. Hope you are ripping a hollow right hand point break again, standing tall in the barrel with that gap-toothed grin staring out of the tube.

As I said before, he was THE face of Malibu.

*Dusty passed away in his sleep Monday August 17th, 2009 with a smile on his face.

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  1. katelin said, on August 18, 2009 at 12:45 pm

    beautiful. i love that photo of him and i love that footage of him. i can’t believe he’s gone. he will be so missed. he IS malibu. it’s just not the same without him. it’s just not malibu without him
    we all love him so much

  2. brian said, on August 18, 2009 at 1:00 pm

    Well said Keegs. My deepest condolences to Skylar and the most amazing family

  3. matt r said, on August 18, 2009 at 9:41 pm

    We lost a king, but long live the prince! Skylar is the heir to the legacy, and I know Dusty lives strong in him.
    At times like these when I see everyone rally around them, I am proud to call malibu home. Always been that way here, hopefully always will.
    God bless the Peaks!

  4. ginette said, on August 21, 2009 at 9:33 pm

    fun in the sun worshipper

  5. Stephen said, on August 22, 2009 at 10:10 am

    Clever title. Nice shots.

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