Up until the day he died, Body Glove co-founder Bob Meistrell had the chance to do what he loved: power his 72-foot yacht named the Disappearance in the waters off Southern California.
Meistrell, a surfing and diving legend who started making insulated wet suits decades ago with his identical twin brother, Bill, suffered a heart attack Sunday morning while leading a paddleboard race off Catalina Island, said his son, Robbie.
"He was one of a kind," Robbie Meistrell said of his 84-year-old father. "And he died doing exactly what he wanted to do. ... He drove his damn boat every day. He touched a lot of people. Best human being I've ever known."