[We are reposting this article from 2019]
In Memory our Brother Troy King who left this earth 1 year ago. 
We are sad to report that Troy William “Billy” King passed away this morning, (04.14.2019) he was 70 years old.

Recently, I got a message from his son Troy Jr. He stated, we surfed in mid November, just a week before they found a mass in his lung on a routine physical, and now he is fighting lung cancer. It sucks man. He is fighting hard and I just wanted to tell you guys – so if you see any of your Bros at the Jetties you can tell them to send some good vibes his way. He needs it. All he wants is to surf again and I hope it will happen. He would love nothing more than to be out in the water with the Jetty Crew.

From one Surfer to Another – by Eddie Pitts

In case you didn’t know, Troy King was a great Surfer and was loved by everyone.

Almost every-time I went to the North Jetty, I’d see a guy sitting way out on the Rock Bowl catching the best set waves – dropping in, carving a cutback, walking the nose, hanging 5 or 10. That guy was Troy “Billy” King, a Surfer and Jetty Rat of 50 + years. One of the best for sure. I’ll miss seeing him, he had a positive attitude, was always smiling, and we always spoke. My thoughts and prayers are with the King Family.

 By Lindsey Swift

The North Jetties and all the Surfers have lost a Brother. Billy Troy King has passed away. He is no longer in pain. Please except my deepest condolence to Beverly, Troy, Alva and the King Family. Billy will live on in our minds of all who knew him. I will let all his Jetty Brothers know the date for services for Billy and We will be setting up a date for a Paddle Out Day for Billy at the North Jetties. We will miss our Jetty Brother.

Below- Winter 2018  – Troy Surfing with Style!

A Memorial Paddleout was held for Troy on May 4th, 2019.

A Paddleout was held by Friends & Family who gathered to celebrate the life of Troy Billy King, local Surfer and Family man. And it was a great day to hold the Paddle out! We had fun clean waves in the knee to waist high range with light SW winds. Everyone enjoyed the morning, talking story and surfing. RIP Troy, you will be missed!