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www.theinertia.com/surf/6-big-wave-deaths-that-shook-surfing-forever/2

6 Big Wave Deaths That Shook Surfing Forever. ... Once described by Surfer as “the greatest non-rated surfer in the world,” Todd Chesser tore ... He became the third big wave surfer to die ...

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A popular and well regarded surfer on Hawaii's North Shore, Todd also wrote articles for Surfer magazine. Chesser died at the tragically young age of 28 on February 13, 1997 at the surfing spot Alligator Rock between Waimea Bay and Chun's Reef in Hawaii after he got caught in a massive wave and subsequently drowned in the ocean.

www.latimes.com/archives/la-xpm-1997-02-21-sp-30997-story.html

The story said Todd Chesser had been pronounced dead at Oahu's Wahiawa Hospital after having been pulled from the ocean, unconscious, near Waimea Bay. ... And Solomon had died a year to the day ...

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[ Mr One ] Surfers Killed in Their Last Waves Caught on Camera ... (There have been great strides in water safety on the North Shore since Todd Chesser, a famous surfer, died at Alligator Rock in ...

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5. Todd Chesser. Another Hawaiian surfer, Chesser was a highly skilled and talented surfer who competed on the Qualifying Series and who was also comfortable in big surf. he also loathed crowds and on the day of his death, he decided against surfing crowded Waimea Bay and took a left to go and surf Outside Alligators, a wave that is pretty much left alone by all except a few hardy locals.

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Garrulous and quick-witted pro surfer from Hawaii; described by Surfing magazine in 1995 as "the greatest non-rated surfer in the world"; a big-wave virtuoso by the early '90s, and a big-wave fatality in 1997.. Chesser was born (1968) in Florida, and moved to Hawaii with his mother, Jeannie, at age three, after his surfer father was killed in a car accident.

www.washingtonpost.com/entertainment/tv/in-hbos-momentum-generation-the-tide...

The clan is also deeply shaken by the 1997 death of their friend Todd Chesser, who drowned at 27 while surfing the North Shore. ... Chesser acted as both a moral beacon and revered zenmeister for ...

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The Death of a World Class Surfer. ... “I was saying the day before that someone’s going to die on the fourth,” pro surfer Grant Washburn said. ... Todd Chesser was fished out of 25-foot ...

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Chesser later died at Wahiawa Hospital. Surfer dies ‘doing what he loved best’ Todd Chesser challenges monster waves at Waimea Bay and loses By Rod Ohira Star-Bulletin. As a big-wave rider, Todd Chesser lived for those special days when the ocean unleashed its fury on the North Shore.

www.surfer.com/surfing-magazine-archive/surfing-news/never-forget-todd-chesser...

never forget todd chesser February 13, 2007 By SURFING Magazine Social icon rss On the morning Feb. 13, 1997, during a rapidly rising 18- to 20-foot swell, Todd Chesser paddled out to an oversize North Shore Outer Reef known as Outside Alligators.