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6 Big Wave Deaths That Shook Surfing Forever Monday September 15, 2014 ... Mark Foo’s death might be surfing’s most wide-reaching national and international mainstream news story to date.


Surfing is not a lethal sport, but monstrous waves have already claimed a few lives. Let's take a look at notorious athletes who perished in the surf. Surfers have been cheating death for a long time. In big wave scenarios, you can't be fooled, and it's in your face - death is a living threat ...


On Wednesday morning, well known Wave Cinematographer Larry Haynes was filming those big sets from the shore, and was rolling on Kirk Passmore as the surfer took that ride.


The Moment: Caught inside at Outside Alligators, an outer reef with 20- to 25-foot waves (with 50-foot faces), Chesser was found tangled in the rocks near Waimea. Like Foo before him, Chesser was ...


Australia, one of the most popular countries in the world for surfing, averages 21 deaths per year from rip currents. A more famous but less common hazard is shark attack. While over 100 shark attacks on humans are recorded every year, these are not surfing-specific statistics, and the majority of these attacks are not on surfers.


As far as popular knowledge goes there have been more than a dozen deaths at Pipeline many of which were very experienced if not professional surfers. People say that no other wave has claimed as many deaths as Pipe and I would go to say that cert...


Big wave surfing is a discipline within surfing in which experienced surfers paddle into or are towed onto waves which are at least 20 feet (6.2 m) high, on surf boards known as "guns" or towboards. Sizes of the board needed to successfully surf these waves vary by the size of the wave as well as the technique the surfer uses to reach the wave.


DEATH ON THE NORTH SHORE Tahitian surfer Malik Joyeux drowns at Pipeline. Friday, December 2nd started off as a beautiful day on the North Shore; sunny, light winds, building six- to eight-foot ...


Surf Zone: area of water between the high tide level on the beach and the seaward side of the breaking waves. The NWS officially categorizes surf zone fatalities caused by three types of hazards; Rip Current, High Surf and Sneaker Wave (see definitions below).


[ Mr One ] Sion Milosky, Kirk Passmore, Mark Foo Waves that ended in tragedy / Final rides caught on camera Sion Milosky - Mavericks He was a father of two and a dedicated big wave surfer.