Surfer Killed at Maverick's

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    TK
    The crowds line up to check out the Mavericks Surf Contest.

    A big-wave surfer from Hawaii has died at the Maverick's surf break.

    Fellow surfers tell the Santa Cruz Sentinel that 35-year-old Sion Milosky apparently drowned on Wednesday evening while surfing waves up to 60 feet at the break off the San Mateo County coast.

    Surfer Ken Collins says the lip of a wave Milosky was riding collapsed on him around 6:30 p.m. Another surfer found his body floating about a mile from the break at the entrance to Pillar Point Harbor.

    Felton Fire Capt. Loree Borelli says rescue crews responded to a report of a possible drowning around 6:51 p.m. and transported the patient to Seton Coastside Hospital in Moss Beach.

    Milosky of Kauai, Hawaii was among about a dozen surfers who gathered Wednesday to surf the Maverick's break.

    On Milosky's Facebook page, people posted their messages including this from Jonel Elias, "You were one of the best! Underground and very well respected, loved, and looked up to. Your spirit lives on and the love will continue."

    The only other surfing death at Maverick's was in 1994.