Over the past year, surfer/shaper legend Maurice Cole has slowly slipped out of sight of many of his old friends and clients. Many of them heard rumours, few knew much of substance. The truth was, Maurice didn’t think he’d see out 2020. An old cancer diagnosis had returned, and he’d begun to plan for the worst. Then just three weeks ago, it all turned around. Maurice thought he’d save himself about 10,000 phone calls, and tell us all first hand. Video by Peter Baker.