ANGEL ARANDIA, MICKY,
(9/24/1958 - 8/17/2006)
Miguel Angel Arandia, or better known as MICKY,
of Mar del
Plata, Argentina, died of cancer on August
17, 2006. For the last
couple of months he had been staying at a hospital,
where his family, friends and doctors tried
their hardest to beat
During his last days, many people went to the
hospital to show him love and support. Also,
a ceremony was held at
a near-by beach, organized by local surfers
and friends to pay tribute to Micky.
During the late 80s, Micky began procedures
to form the Asociacion de Surf Argentina (ASA).
He later became the
ASA President after winning the elections held
on September 20, 1999. He remained President
until December 3,
During his years as President, Micky was able
to achieve many things to better the sport.
One of those achievements,
included further developing the sport of surfing
in Argentina and helping to organize the Circuitos
Argentinos (Argentine Circuit) of 2000, 2001 and
2002. He is also responsible for Argentinas
surf team participation in
the ISA World and Pan American Championships.
Without a doubt, Micky was a very loved person
who holds an important place in the history
of surf in Argentina.
His absence will be felt.
Sent by Fernando