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Family, Surfers Gather for Sion Milosky Paddle Out Memorial in Half Moon Bay

Paddle out and prayer circle ceremony held for surfer on one-year anniversary of death at Mavericks break.

On March 16, 2011, shockwaves ran through the international surfing community when Sion Milosky, a 35-year-old big wave surfer from Hawaii, under a two wave hold-down during an early evening surf session at the Mavericks break in Half Moon Bay.

On Friday — the one-year anniversary of Milosky's — family, friends and fellow Mavericks surfers gathered under cloudy skies not far from the break to commemorate the surfer with a paddle out and prayer circle memorial ceremony modeled after the Hawaiian tradition.

Click for the full story originally published on Half Moon Bay Patch.

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