Surfer helps families honor loved ones with ‘one last wave’


              Dan Fischer, of Newport, R.I., walks into the ocean with his surfboard at Easton's Beach, in Newport, Wednesday, May 18, 2022. Fischer, 42, created the One Last Wave Project in January 2022 to use the healing power of the ocean to help families coping with a loss, as it helped him following the death of his father. Fischer places the names onto his surfboards, then takes the surfboards out into the ocean as a way to memorialize the lost loved ones in a place that was meaningful to them. (AP Photo/Steven Senne)
            
              Dan Fischer, of Newport, R.I., uses a paint marker while placing names of lost loved ones on one of his surfboards at his home, in Newport, Wednesday, May 25, 2022. Fischer, 42, created the One Last Wave Project in January 2022 to use the healing power of the ocean to help families coping with a loss, as it helped him following the death of his father. Fischer places names onto his surfboards, then takes the surfboards out into the ocean as a way to memorialize the loved ones in a place that was meaningful to them. (AP Photo/Steven Senne)
            
              Dan Fischer uses a computer while placing the names of lost loved ones on one of his surfboards at his home, in Newport, R.I., Wednesday, May 25, 2022. Fischer, 42, created the One Last Wave Project in January 2022 to use the healing power of the ocean to help families coping with a loss, as it helped him following the death of his father. Fischer places the names onto his surfboards, then takes the surfboards out into the ocean as a way to memorialize the loved ones in a place that was meaningful to them. (AP Photo/Steven Senne)
            
              Dan Fischer, of Newport, R.I., points to the name of Kinley Sexton, who died of a brain tumor at the age of six, on one of his surfboards at his home, in Newport, Wednesday, May 25, 2022. Fischer, 42, created the One Last Wave Project in January 2022 to use the healing power of the ocean to help families coping with a loss, as it helped him following the death of his father. Fischer places the names onto his surfboards, then takes the surfboards out into the ocean as a way to memorialize the lost loved ones in a place that was meaningful to them. (AP Photo/Steven Senne)
            
              A surfboard belonging to Dan Fischer, of Newport, R.I., features the nickname of his late father "Babu," top, above the names of other families' lost loved ones, at Easton's Beach, in Newport, Wednesday, May 18, 2022. Fischer, 42, created the One Last Wave Project in January 2022 to use the healing power of the ocean to help families coping with a loss, as it helped him following the death of his father. Fischer places names onto his surfboards, then takes the surfboards out into the ocean as a way to memorialize the loved ones in a place that was meaningful to them. (AP Photo/Steven Senne)
            
              A surfboard belonging to Dan Fischer is covered with names of lost loved ones while resting on the ground at Easton's Beach, in Newport, R.I., Wednesday, May 18, 2022. Fischer, 42, created the One Last Wave Project in January 2022 to use the healing power of the ocean to help families coping with a loss, as it helped him following the death of his father. Fischer places names onto his surfboards, then takes the surfboards out into the ocean as a way to memorialize the loved ones in a place that was meaningful to them. (AP Photo/Steven Senne)
            
              Dan Fischer, of Newport, R.I., sits for a photograph with his surfboard on Easton's Beach, in Newport, Wednesday, May 18, 2022. Fischer, 42, created the One Last Wave Project in January 2022 to use the healing power of the ocean to help families coping with a loss, as it helped him following the death of his father. Fischer places names onto his surfboards, then takes the surfboards out into the ocean as a way to memorialize the lost loved ones in a place that was meaningful to them. (AP Photo/Steven Senne)
            
              Dan Fischer, of Newport, R.I., uses a paint marker while placing names of lost loved ones on one of his surfboards at his home, in Newport, Wednesday, May 25, 2022. Fischer, 42, created the One Last Wave Project in January 2022 to use the healing power of the ocean to help families coping with a loss, as it helped him following the death of his father. Fischer places the names onto his surfboards, then takes the surfboards out into the ocean as a way to memorialize the loved ones in a place that was meaningful to them. (AP Photo/Steven Senne)
            
              Dan Fischer, of Newport, R.I., uses a paint marker to place names of lost loved ones on one of his surfboards at his home, in Newport, Wednesday, May 25, 2022. Fischer, 42, created the One Last Wave Project in January 2022 to use the healing power of the ocean to help families coping with a loss, as it helped him following the death of his father. Fischer places the names onto his surfboards, then takes the surfboards out into the ocean as a way to memorialize the loved ones in a place that was meaningful to them. (AP Photo/Steven Senne)
            
              Dan Fischer, of Newport, R.I., stands for a photograph with his surfboard on Easton's Beach, in Newport, Wednesday, May 18, 2022. Fischer, 42, created the One Last Wave Project in January 2022 to use the healing power of the ocean to help families coping with a loss, as it helped him following the death of his father. Fischer places names of lost loved ones onto his surfboards, then takes the surfboards out into the ocean as a way to memorialize the loved ones in a place that was meaningful to them. (AP Photo/Steven Senne)
            
              A surfboard belonging to Dan Fischer, of Newport, R.I., is covered with names of lost loved ones while resting in the water at Easton's Beach, in Newport, Wednesday, May 18, 2022. Fischer, 42, created the One Last Wave Project in January 2022 to use the healing power of the ocean to help families coping with a loss, as it helped him following the death of his father. Fischer places the names onto his surfboards, then takes the surfboards out into the ocean as a way to memorialize the loved ones in a place that was meaningful to them. (AP Photo/Steven Senne)
            
              Dan Fischer, of Newport, R.I., carries his surfboard on Easton's Beach, in Newport, Wednesday, May 18, 2022. Fischer, 42, created the One Last Wave Project in January 2022 to use the healing power of the ocean to help families coping with a loss, as it helped him following the death of his father. Fischer places the names of lost loved ones onto his surfboards, then takes the surfboards out into the ocean as a way to memorialize the loved ones in a place that was meaningful to them. (AP Photo/Steven Senne)
Surfer helps families honor loved ones with ‘one last wave’