Half Moon Bay, California — Proud father of two with a beautiful wife in Kauai, big wave surfer Sion Milosky took his last goofy-footed charge late Wednesday afternoon at world renowned Maverick’s in Northern California.
After a wipeout and a two-wave hold down at Mavericks, the 35 year old Milosky passed away. Words cannot begin to describe how saddened the surfing community is by this loss. Despite Maverick’s reputation as a fearsome and monstrous break, Sion’s death is just the second big-wave surfing fatality there. The first occurred Dec. 23, 1994, when another notable Hawaiian waterman, Mark Foo, drowned. Wednesday’s abrupt tragedy comes on the heels of Jacob Trette’s near-fatal hold down at Maverick’s on Jan. 25, 2011.
A report on MercuryNews.com confirmed that Sion “drowned after enduring a two-wave hold down around 6:30 p.m.,” according to Maverick’s surfer Ken Collins.
Photographer Ryan Craig captured some of the last photos to be taken of Sion and the waves that took him.
Photo courtesy of Tyler Cuddy/Surfline.com
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