Kirk Passmore of Carlsbad Missing After Catching 20-Foot Wave in Oahu

Coast Guard crews searched Wednesday night the 32-year-old CHS graduate who was last seen surfing at Oahu's North Shore.

According to Hawaii News Now, 32-year-old Kirk Passmore, who friends said is an experienced big wave surfer who was last seen catching a 20-foot wave on Oahu's North Shore.

Passmore is from Carlsbad and graduated from Carlsbad High School in 1999. He moved to the North Shore two years ago. 

Hawaii News Now reports:

Witnesses said Passmore was offshore when he wiped out on the huge wave. Witnesses said Passmore was then hit by a second wave.

Surfers and rescuers on jet skies immediately went to look for him. Passmore's partially damaged surfboard was located farther down the beach, and Passmore has not been seen since.

The surfers said Passmore was the only surfer who did not have a floatation vest on in dangerous conditions. 

The search continues for Passmore. To read the full article go to: 



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