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RIP Sion Milosky

Hawaiian big-wave surfer passes away at Mavericks

| posted on March 16, 2011

Sion Milosky will always be remembered as a legendary big-wave surfer. Photo: Glaser

Tragedy struck the surfing world this evening with the news that Hawaiian big-wave surfer Sion Milosky has passed away. According to reports, Milosky lost his life while surfing 25-foot waves at Mavericks this afternoon. Although details of the incident have yet to be confirmed, our hearts go out to the family and friends of the big-wave legend.

  • s4p

    Prayers and condolences for Sion, family and friends. Peace…

  • Maharichie

    Tragic. RIP

  • Kekoa

    Will always be loved uncle sion

  • Jeff Irons

    Sorrow. Irreplaceable father and son. Aaarrrggh. Melt um Kauai boy.

  • EB111

    R.I.P

  • Barça

    peace maddog

  • jv

    another tru legend takin from us to soon!GOD BLESS THANK U SION !!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Marcio (Brazil)

    I saw a Sion pic riding a noseriding in SURF PORTUGAL years ago. His style was very cool.
    My condolences to his family.
    After all, human life has limits.

    God bless his soul

    Marcio

  • whamo

    Total respect.

  • Tupat

    Respect and Condolences for SION and Family.

  • http://www.konared.com SR

    A true legend in every respect. Father, son, husband. Sion will never ever be forgtten. RIP my brother, we will forever love you!

  • Shawn M

    Si, peace be with you, bro’…we all will miss you. Thanks for the memories.

  • Virgil

    OMG, not you Sion – it can’t be…this is just heartbreaking! You had wikked style and we will never forget your sweetness, fearlessness or breathtaking skills. R(ide)IP, Kaikua`ana. You will always live on in our hearts and minds.

  • http://www.surfermag.com Spencer

    Rest in Peace Si, you will be greatly missed

  • Elle

    I don’t like news like this…
    Condolences to his family, friends and fans.

  • g

    A golden heart stopped beating, hardworking hands at rest. God broke our hearts to prove to us, He only takes the best. Kauai Boyz !

    • Cheryle Schommer

      You will be sadly missed by all, your passion and your dreams were never compromised…Much Love to your family…Big Wave

      Beautiful words…

  • Alex

    He left our world doing what he love best! im very sorry for the loved ones he left behind. Thats horrible for them.

  • bob

    Sad this man lost his life. Maybe he should have known it was not safe to go in and thought “hey I’m Sion, I’m the best” Its like these ‘highly-experienced’ skiers going out of bounds on ski trails and end up dead.

    • Dan

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      He did it for us bro, because his heart was not afraid, and to show us the human spirit that many of us have forgotten we own.

      I thank him for that, and though I have never surfed a day in my life, my spirit is inspired by him.

  • Rajan B

    Respect; leaves earth with a huge contribution to society.
    RIP

  • Mark Schroeder

    Sion was as gentle, and a kind soul as he was a great surfer. He leaves paradise on earth and is riding the clouds now… Our hearts go out to his wife and two daughters.

    The Schroeder Brothers

  • Davey

    Wow. So sad. He was a class act in and out of the water. A kind and generous guy.
    Taken too soon, but doing what he was born to do. I pray for his wife and two girls and wish them only the best going forward at this very difficult time. Aloha, Aloha, Aloha and God bless.

  • Cheryle Schommer

    You will be sadly missed by all, your passion and your dreams were never compromised…Much Love to your family…Big Wave Champion

  • kai cahndler

    Aloha Sion,
    Never forget going to your house in kalaheo and writing my name on your bedroom door, as you prepared to write your name on history’s forehead!
    The westside of Kaua’i will miss you forever!

  • http://peoplepc,.com warren

    from surfer to surfer
    Sorry you are not here any more for the waves to ride and your family and friends who loved you and will always remembered.

  • hannah

    So sad to hear the news. I was lucky enough to have the privilage to meet you and your family through our circle of friends. I pray for you, your family, and all those you left behind. The outpouring of love from those so close and those who barely knew you are a testament to what kind of person you were. My thoughts and prayers with your wife and daughters always.

  • http://www.markhoward.org Mark Howard

    So sorry to read that Sion is gone! He was a surfing legend! My prayers are to his wife & 2 girls! Mark the California surfer dude……

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  • John

    So sorry Sion, just learned of you and what happened. Wish I had known you, seems all your mates loved you so much and said what a awesome guy you are. God rest your soul and be with your family. Guess that’s the way to go, doing something you love. Aloha buddy.

  • http://www.markhoward.org Mark Howard

    So sorry to read that Sion is gone! He was a surfing legend! My prayers are to his wife & 2 girls! May Jesus help them with the loss of their husband & dad!
    Mark Howard Costa Mesa, California

  • Damien Moore

    R.I.P.