Legendary Big-Wave Surfer Drowns in California
Sion Milosky went under at famed surf break Mavericks
By John Johnson,  Newser Staff
Posted Mar 17, 2011 5:29 PM CDT

(Newser) – The man credited in surfing lore with paddling into the biggest wave of all time (a 60-footer in Hawaii) has been killed in a surfing accident near San Francisco, reports the San Jose Mercury News. Sion Milosky, a 35-year-old Hawaii native, was surfing 20-foot waves at the renowned Mavericks surf break when he went under and got held there by two successive waves. Surfing Magazine has details on those claims about hitting the biggest wave of all time.