Dogtown surfer, skater and Z-Boy Chris Cahill passed on this week after a lengthy bout with cancer and liver damage. (UPDATE: Cahill’s family updates us that the cause of death was liver failure.) Cahill was a gifted surfboard shaper and airbrush artist that had spent much of his adult years in Mexico.
Chris Cahill was one of the 12 original Z Boys with Jay Adams, Tony Alva, Jim Muir, Nathan Pratt, Alan Sarlo, Wentzle Ruml, Peggy Oki, Paul Constantineau, Bob Biniak, Shogo Kubo and Stacy Peralta. Cahill was also part of the original Zephyr skate team that competed at Del Mar in 1975, bringing Dog Town style to the world.
Peggy Oki & Chris Cahill