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Sion Milosky drowns at Maverick's

Updated: March 17, 2011, 10:30 AM ET
By Jake Howard | ESPN Action Sports

In the late afternoon hours Wednesday, tragedy struck as infamous Northern California big-wave spot Maverick's took the life of 35-year-old Hawaiian surfer Sion Milosky.

Originally from Kalaheo, Kauai, Milosky was an underground charger for most of his career who nevertheless commanded considerable respect at big-wave breaks around the world.

It's been speculated that he paddled into one of the biggest waves ever, an outer-reef bomb in Hawaii that's been sized at "30-foot ...

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