HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) - Co-Founder of the Hui O He'e Nalu, Tony "Squiddy" Sanchez, Jr., has died.
"Squiddy" has been a huge force in the North Shore surf scene since the 70's.
Surfers tell Hawaii News Now that Sanchez has been the 'official cook' for the Eddie Aikau Opening Ceremonies for more than 10 years. He also recently took a leading role opposing the development of a hotel in Haleiwa.
Sanchez, 58, died overnight of an apparent heart attack, he is survived by his wife and three daughters. Services are pending.