Joshua M Bouma Paddle Out

An Outdoor Celebration of Life event will be held on March 7th 2021 for Josh Bouma. To celebrate the good times of Josh’s life and to honor the memory of a fellow OC Spearo.

Event Schedule. 10:30am — Paddle-Out

Location:  Bolsa Chica State Beach – Lifeguard Tower 17
18769E Pacific Coast Hwy, Huntington Beach, CA 9264812:30pm — Outdoor Reception(food and drinks provided)

Location: Huntington Bay Club
4121 Warner Ave, Huntington Beach, CA 92649

This is not a closed family event, every OC Spearo member and the extended spearfishing community is invited to attend. The OC Spearos meant a lot to Josh and it would mean a lot to the family if you could show. Josh was a long time spearfisherman who was very passionate about the sport. This passion runs strong in all of us and connects us together. If you felt that connection with Josh, as a fellow spearo, or in his passing, please come. This event is for you to join.

Instead of flowers, the family is asking for donations to the NAMI charity organization in the name of Josh Bouma. NAMI had a direct positive impact with the family and wants that feeling of help to be shared with others in remembrance of Josh.


BRING FREEDIVE GEAR – Wear your wetsuit, dive float, and/or bodyboard to the paddle-out if you don’t want to bring a surfboard. The family wants to see both surfers and spearfishermen join in the water.

If you cannot attend the paddle-out, please go to the reception.

DRESS CASUAL – and don’t worry about being salty from the ocean swim (Josh would approve)

BRING MASKS – (face masks – Covid is still around unfortunately)

RECEPTION PARKING – may be limited at the Huntington Bay Club. Consider car-pooling to the reception or being dropped off.

HAVE A GOOD TIME – it’s what Josh would have wanted

If you are attending please don’t dress up.  Josh was about as salty as you can get and would not want you to get fancy.  Throw on some comfortable clothes after the paddle out and leave the salt on your body.  We will all be in the same condition and a little sand never hurt anything.  Bring your face mask so we can socialize in safety. Wear your OC Spearos Shirt!  We want representation for our club and for Josh who religiously wore his club shirts! Please find parking in local neighborhoods and walk to the reception to leave limited parking available for family. Consider carpooling or taking an Uber.  There will be drinks available at the reception so please take care if you are driving.

With limited parking at the Huntington Bay Club we are asking all able bodied Spearos and friends to park in the neighborhood only a few min walk to the club.  This will allow parking to remain available for the elderly and family in attendance who may not be able to walk that distance.  We appreciate you help with this.  Please see the map below and park somewhere in the red area for best access.