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Old 02-05-08, 09:07 AM   #1
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Happy Birthday Mark Foo

Big wave surfer and our namesake, Mark Foo, would have been 50 today if he hadn't drowned in 1994.

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Live fast, die young, leave a good-looking corpse. Cheers Mr. Foo!
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That was at Mavericks wasn't it?
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That was at Mavericks wasn't it?
Exactly--good call, jsharr!
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I recall seeing a documentary, I think it was called "Riding Giants". It dealt with the death of Mark Foo at Mavericks as I recall. If you have not seen it, it is a good watch.

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0389326/
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Yeah, there's kind of a lull in that DVD when Foo's death comes up. Otherwise, it's pretty upbeat and a lot of fun, if you have any interest in big wave surfing. Colorful folks, those surfers.
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Step Into Liquid touches on it too when it talks about the Maverick's regulars. I've heard of him many times out in Hawaii and in the surfing world.
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