Article By SURFER Magazine | posted on December 01, 2010 Watch the ISA World Games Live from Panama http://Facebook Dawn Gaines-Taylor Florida’s Gulf Coast will be missing its BIGGEST FISH the next time anyone paddles-out. Yancy Spencer III, age 60, suffered chest pains while surfing in Malibu, CA. He was in California visiting his beautiful daughter, Abigail and her family. YS3 passed away from a heart attack. He is survived by his three, beautiful & amazingly talented children and wife Lydia: His sons are: Yancy Spencer IV & Sterling Spencer, both gifted surfers in their own right and his lovely daughter, actress, Abigail Spencer. Yancy III was a Gulf Coast icon and founder of Innerlight Surf Shops. He was also a shaper of surfboards under his own name as well as AGP: Atlantic-Gulf-Pacific Surfboards 1971-1974 with Legendary shaper and best friend, Hank Warner of Pacific Beach, CA. and Jimbo Brothers of Virginia Beach. BZR Turner of Pensacola Beach, FL was the AGP #1 team guy and also a dear friend of the deceased. As a child who grew-up at Pensacola Beach, FL and can’t recall surfing, much less a day at the beach, without someone mentioning BIG YANCE, Yancy Spencer or Innerlight Surf Shops I am, uncharacterisitically, at a loss for words. YSIV-“Quattro/Cuatro” to friends & Sterling will no doubt continue to shine their ‘inner-lights’ on the Gulf Coast surf scene, however there will be an extra pair of unfillable flip-flops remaining in the sand, beside a pair of “FOOTPRINTS” due to YS3’s ascent with The Big Guy upstairs. No doubt he will still be “Catching air of the backside!.” Peace and love my fellow soul-surfers and may you all bid farewell to Yancy Spencer III as he now enjoys his eternal Endless Summer…~A hui hou kakou~Until we meet again! zach Maybe cagefighting should be introduced at this years ASP? Surfers like to fight each other for waves. Happens everywhere. Let the strongest and toughest surf. Weaklings go home.