Emotional reaction to Junior Seau's death - Hawaii News Now - KGMB and KHNL

Emotional reaction to Junior Seau's death

Source: www.chargers.com Source: www.chargers.com
HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) -

Junior Seau was reportedly set to arrive in Hawaii next week for a surf trip. Riding waves became one of his past-times. We got local reaction on that, while in Southern California, heartbreaking words from someone who knew him the most.

Luisa Seau wanted to say something in memory of her son, but how can a mama ever say goodbye? "I pray to God, please, take me! Take me. Leave my son. But it's too late. Too late," cries Junior's mother.

The elder Seau says she and her husband went to visit their son on Monday and Tuesday, but he wasn't home. Junior called her recently - in good spirits. "He never said something to me. Junior, why you never tell me you're going?" cries an emotional Luisa.

Seau's passion on the field carried over into the water. He and close friend, Donald Takayama - the legendary surfer and board designer - had reportedly planned a trip here to Hawaii next week.

"He loved surfing. He always liked getting better at it," says former pro surfer, Louie Ferreira. The football star sometimes kept a board down in Waikiki, and Ferreira would give Seau surf lessons.

"He'd come down, this big, muscular guy doing turns and trying to get barreled, and he's all, ‘Louie, teach me how to get in the tube!' Ferreira remembers with a laugh. "One thing about Junior, he was a fast learner, very motivated and always happy."

Seau may not have been from Hawaii, but whether it was picking up a board or an ukulele, he led the "local kine" lifestyle, and the beachboys down in Waikiki say they'll miss him out in the surf, for sure.

Copyright 2012 Hawaii News Now. All rights reserved.

  • Hawaii News Now headlinesNewsMore>>

  • No tsunami threat to Hawaii following Indonesia earthquake

    No tsunami threat to Hawaii following Indonesia earthquake

    Monday, May 29 2017 12:56 PM EDT2017-05-29 16:56:28 GMT
    (Image: United States Geological Survey)(Image: United States Geological Survey)
    There is no tsunami threat to Hawaii following a powerful earthquake in Indonesia Monday morning, the Pacific Tsunami Warning Center said. The 6.8 magnitude quake struck around 4:35 a.m. Hawaii time, according to the United States Geological Survey. Officials said it was a shallow quake that caused intense shaking in Indonesia's central Sulawesi province. But there were no immediate reports of injuries or damage. There have been at least two aftershocks, measuring in at 5.0 and 4....More >>
    There is no tsunami threat to Hawaii following a powerful earthquake in Indonesia Monday morning, the Pacific Tsunami Warning Center said. The 6.8 magnitude quake struck around 4:35 a.m. Hawaii time, according to the United States Geological Survey. Officials said it was a shallow quake that caused intense shaking in Indonesia's central Sulawesi province. But there were no immediate reports of injuries or damage. There have been at least two aftershocks, measuring in at 5.0 and 4....More >>
  • BREAKING

    Victims identified in shooting spree that left 8 dead in Mississippi

    Victims identified in shooting spree that left 8 dead in Mississippi

    Monday, May 29 2017 12:55 PM EDT2017-05-29 16:55:43 GMT
    Willie Corey Godbolt (Source: MS Bureau of Investigation)Willie Corey Godbolt (Source: MS Bureau of Investigation)

    The MS Bureau of Investigation confirms eight people were shot and killed overnight in Lincoln County. One of those dead includes a Lincoln County deputy.

    More >>

    The MS Bureau of Investigation confirms eight people were shot and killed overnight in Lincoln County. One of those dead includes a Lincoln County deputy.

    More >>
  • Big Island crash leaves 1 dead, 2 injured

    Big Island crash leaves 1 dead, 2 injured

    Monday, May 29 2017 12:33 PM EDT2017-05-29 16:33:57 GMT
    Hawaii Police Department (Image: Hawaii News Now/file)Hawaii Police Department (Image: Hawaii News Now/file)

    One person was killed and two others were injured in a single vehicle crash in Volcano, Big Island fire officials said. 

    More >>

    One person was killed and two others were injured in a single vehicle crash in Volcano, Big Island fire officials said. 

    More >>
Powered by Frankly