St Agnes surfboard shaper Chops Lascelles has died
The well known St Agnes surfboard shaper, Peter “Chops” Lascelles, has died.
It is understood that Mr Lascelles went in to Royal Cornwall Hospital in Truro at lunch time on Thursday and died overnight.
Mr Lascelles, who was originally from Australia, ran a successful surfboard business, Beachbeat surfboards, in St Agnes.
He sold boards to high profile surfers which included Nat young, Mickey Dora, Michael Demont, Ben Skinner and Glyndon Ringrose among others.
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Alongside producing boards, Mr Lascelles was a highly regarded short and longboard surfer in his own right.
He twice competed for England in the surfing world championships and coached the last English team to bring home the European title.
People have been leaving tributes and messages on Facebook today.
Sue McKinlay posted: "Devastated, cannot believe this is true, so sad, our love to Mary and the family, thinking of you today, you must be heartbroken. R.I.P. Chops."
Nick Durbano posted: "I'm shocked and gutted to hear we have lost a legend and a friend my our thoughts go out to Mary and the boys,we will all miss you...xxx"
The international surfing community has also been mourning the loss of the enigmatic surfer throughout the day.
Mr Lascelles leaves behind a wife and three sons.