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OLAS Foundation keeps former pro surfer’s memory alive in Santa Barbara

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SANTA BARBARA, Calif. -- Pro surfer Chris Brown is being remembered on the anniversary of his drowning.

Friends and relatives called him "Brownie".

People gathered at the Veterans Memorial Building on Saturday to watch his surf movie called Good N' Plenty to honor the anniversary of his death on Sunday.

Alexis Usher and Storm Proof Films presented videos from Chris's surfing career and helped launch the Chris Brown Memorial Scholarship Fund.

The OLAS Foundation set up the Chris Brown Memorial Scholarship Fund to support surfers who are committed to surfing and community service.

It will help young people with a passion for surfing and serving their community.

Brown surfed in the professional circuit as a World Tour competitor when he was a teenager.

According to Noozhawk, Brown first attracted notice as a teenager surfing the popular break at Rincon, and competed at the junior level before turning pro.

Brown won the world amateur surfing title in 1988 and the Professional Surfing Association of America Bud Pro Tour championship in 1994.

Last year, friends and family came out to his paddle out to honor his life.

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