READ: MARK FOO’S 1985 “OCCURRENCE AT WAIMEA BAY”

January 18, 1985, was a springboard for Mark Foo's big-wave career. That afternoon he bailed his way through what might still be the biggest Waimea Bay closeout set to ever roll through an occupied lineup, and afterward he paddled into, and was annihilated by, another closeout wave. More importantly for his career, Mark wasted no time in writing the article you see here, which he submitted to Surfing magazine. It ran in the June issue. Foo, to a degree not seen since Greg Noll, was crafting h...