I heard about this on WFAN. It obviously sucks, but as someone in the article says - if you can't handle it, don't paddle out. One of the most important things to learn in surfing is when to sit it out. We've all made this mistake before and lived to learn from it, but I definitely feel bad for his family.
That's ashame, any time the ocean takes one...it demands respect...the whole leash thing getting stuck on the rock...that really sucks, that's some unlucky ****, or being way too close to the rocks, never surfed there, so don't know the place
wierd, just the other day i was surfing my home break in vb, it was only chest high and i drifted over a bouy that was put there and never taken out when the were building a pier three streets down. any way i drifted over it and my leash got wrapped around it. and a set of waves come and i was forced to go under. Luckily the set passed and i was able to take off my to get away. But it doesnt have to be a big day for a freak inncident to take your life.