Filthy McNasty

It had been 20 years since somebody had lost their life charging the Wedge. Tragically, that streak ended on this swell when 50-year-old Monte Kevin Valantin struck the jetty and was then caught inside by a multi-wave set. Lifeguards attempted to revive him, but he died at the hospital hours later. Those at the Wedge that day were calling it 20-foot faces, which as everybody found out, can be lethal. (Servais)