To all the wakeworld members it is with deep sadness that I post this thread. Alan Bogdanoff passed away this Wednesday January 19,2010. His death comes as shock too many since he was only 43 years old. Alan was known in the industry as one of the early pioneers and enthusiasts of wakesurfing. Alan was a competitive surfer from a young age and when discovering the ability to surf an endless wave at the end of a boat, he was hooked. Alan began, "Alan Bogdanoff Wakesurfboards" a spin off from his traditional surfboard business "Alan Bogdanoff Surboard Designs". Alan loved spending his time on the water, many people on this site may remember him from his wakesurfing and as a rep for Calabria boats. Alan is survived by a great family, but most importantly by his daughter Camilla(7) and his son Matteo(4).
Alan's death came after having a heart attach recently which rendered him in a coma. After numerous weeks of struggling Alan appeared to be recovering. However shortly there after he contracted pnuemonia and his body in its weakened state could not fight it off. Alan will be missed by many. He was a father, a son, a husband, a brother, and above all a friend.