A beautiful tribute has been held to celebrate the life of James Tate, whose heart suddenly stopped beating.
The 31-year-old surfer and life saver died suddenly in January, leaving behind his wife, Bec, and 16-month-old daughter, Lillie.
Up to 500 people participated in a the tribue, a paddle out, at Hastings Point in NSW — 300 surfers, and 200 watching from the shore.
“The beach was his second home, so a paddle out to celebrate his life was very fitting,” his sister told Mamamia.
“It was a way for all family and friends to get together to show our love, support and appreciation of his life. The ocean is one of the places we can now feel closest to James.”