Video of missing surfer's wipeout released
KITV has video of what may be the final moments of Haleiwa surfer Kirk Passmore's life.
On Wednesday, well-known surf cinematographer Larry Haynes was filming those big sets from the shore and was rolling on that surfer as he took that ride.
"His father contacted me. He wanted to share his son's last wave with everyone. So here it is," said Haynes.
The footage is incredible. Passmore was on a white surfboard riding a monstrous wave.
"He spun around, took off. He did a great takeoff," said Haynes. "He makes the big drop as he almost makes it, he hits and catches the nose a little bit and oh! Flies forward in front of the lip hits and spins. And right when he spins the lip just impacts him hard."
Haynes says others in the water on surfboards and jet skis immediately began searching for Passmore.
"He can see just in the white water, like two feet up, and why is his feet up?" said Haynes. "That's telling you he's disoriented. He probably broke an ear drum when he impacted and so that's the last you seen of him."
And hours of desperate searching have turned up little.
"Looking for him all over. Can't find him," said Haynes. "Found his board. The front half of his board was floating. But, where is the tail? Looking for the tail, Cole finds the tail. But the tail, the leash has been pulled through so can never find him. He never came back up and we're still looking for him now."
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