Sion Milosky, a big wave surfer, died Wednesday, Mar. 16, after he was pitched into the sea by a wall of water and then held beneath the surface by a second wave, reports the L.A. Times. The accident occurred at Maverick’s Beach in Half Moon Bay, 25 mile south of San Francisco.
Milosky’s corporate Sponsor Volcom.com issued a statement:
“It’s with a very heavy heart that we bid farewell to Hawaiian family man and big wave sufer Sion Milosky. After a wipeout and two-wave hold down at Mavericks, Sion passed away. Words can’t begin to describe how saddened we are by this loss. Sion’s first passion was his wife and kids, and surfing giant waves was his second. Our sincere condolences go out to Sion’s family and friends.”
Maverick’s Beach generates waves up to 80 feet high and is home to some of the biggest waves in the world. Milosky, 35, wiped out after catching the wave just before dark.
Volcom’s surfing team manager Jack Morrisey says the brand is creating a foundation for Milosky’s two daughters.