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Topic Title: Craig Bobbitt owner of now defunct and infamous Spectrum Surfshop is on life support.
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Created On: 08/13/2022 11:37 AM
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 08/13/2022 11:37 AM
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Central Floridave

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Craig unfortunately got in a major car accident a few days ago. Prognosis is not good. On final life support. Wish him well however his family says he wished not to be on life support if anything ever happened. Major legend for Brevard county with being the owner of Spectrum Surf shop. Super Character and interesting guy with a lot of stories. I'm bummed.
 08/13/2022 02:21 PM
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palmtreeg

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Oh no, so sorry to hear this, thoughts and prayers for the family...

Craig used to sponsor so many kids and always made you feel welcome in his shop...doesn't seem normal for Spectrum to not be there anymore. RIP legend!

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 08/13/2022 02:35 PM
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CurtisEflush

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If I read the FB report correctly, he's not gone yet!

They're going to make the decision next week (10 days from the accident) about continuing or disconnecting life support, depending on progress.

Fight as long as you can, Spectrum Man!

Updates on his son's FP page at https://www.facebook.com/benny.bobbitt

Edited: 08/13/2022 at 02:36 PM by CurtisEflush
 08/14/2022 09:45 AM
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harrietdubman

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first board was a beat-up-but-tank for9-10 y/o me 6'6 spectrum. can still remember many great waves on it. went to the shop my first and only time during a 7th grade spring break pilgrimage with friends, still some memory of that. well wishes.

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Edited: 08/14/2022 at 09:48 AM by harrietdubman
 08/15/2022 09:50 AM
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Cuz

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This hurts to hear. I don't believe I ever met Craig. His son Benny always took care of me and made me feel good about my the boards I had shaped. They will be in my quiver forever. Stay strong!
 08/15/2022 01:46 PM
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Central Floridave

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 08/15/2022 02:08 PM
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MR

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Spent many a night at his house back in the day. Always a super genuine guy and would do anything for you. Hoping for the best.
 08/16/2022 05:51 PM
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grdsurf

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Very sorry to hear this. thoughts and prayers to the family!
 08/17/2022 07:01 AM
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Cole

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Being a QF guy, Spectrum was the enemy! Those were the days.

As Curtis said, it's not over till it's over. Keep fighting man.

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 08/17/2022 09:53 AM
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Keith

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This is very sad news and my thoughts and prayers go out to Craig that he will recover. They created FB page for updates on his recovery...

https://www.facebook.com/groups/748075359741665

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 09/10/2022 01:12 PM
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Central Floridave

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I said goodbye to my dad just now. He passed at 3:41pm on Sept 10th. We had a beautiful ceremony filled with song, prayer and lots of love. Thank you all for your love, support and prayer throughout this heartbreaking journey. I'm confident He has gone to the other side where we will join him on our on time?. I love you all. -Benny Bobbitt

https://www.facebook.com/group...alink/764132471469287/

Edited: 09/10/2022 at 01:14 PM by Central Floridave
 09/10/2022 05:40 PM
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tom

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Ah, that's sad and nice at the same time. Glad you gave him a good send off. Glad you got to say goodbye.

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 09/10/2022 06:59 PM
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theglide

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R.I.P.

My condolences to the family.
 09/11/2022 04:20 PM
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DixieBoy

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This is sad news. Far too many of the old surfcrew passing. I did some work, mainly rubouts, for Craig when the Spectrum factory was barely 100 yards away from Donny Mulhern's MTB factory. Both of those shops were in what we used to call "the colorful part of town" in Melbourne, along U.S. 1. Mully passed in early May 2021. Now Craig is gone. Two old rivals, perhaps, but definitely members of the same tribe. I wish comfort to Craig's family. God bless. - Joe Roberts, aka JR
 09/15/2022 01:27 PM
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di_ro

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Sending positive energy to your family. I spent many visits during my grom days at his surf shop.
 09/15/2022 05:40 PM
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Cole

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Sad indeed.

You can be comforted in the fact that he made a whole bunch of surfers happy.

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