Surfer Sion Milosky drowns at Mavericks

Famous big wave surfer Sion Milosky drowned while surfing Mavericks' monster waves in Half Moon Bay.

March 17, 2011 3:27:18 PM PDT
Hawaiian surfer Sion Milosky died after an accident at Mavericks Wednesday evening, a San Mateo County deputy coroner said.

Milosky, 35, was found at the famous surfing spot by emergency crews who responded to a 911 call around 6:50 p.m., deputy coroner Emily Tauscher said.

He was transported to a hospital where he died at about 7:45 p.m.

Milosky was a well-known big wave surfer who was sponsored by athletic clothing company Volcom last year, according to his Facebook page.

The cause of the accident is under investigation, Tauscher said.

A YouTube video from Window Seat Pictures shows Milosky surfing.