Kirk "Red" Passmore, seen here in the foreground in the black trunks with no top, went missing yesterday at this outer reef after wiping out on this wave. The body of Passmore has yet to be found, though search and rescue efforts continue on the North Shore. At this point, Passmore is presumed dead.
February 11, 1981 to November 13, 2013
Kirk was born February 11, 1981 in Orem, Utah. He grew up in Carlsbad, California and graduated from Carlsbad High School in 1999 where he was a member of the school’s surf team for four years. As a youth, he was active in Pop Warner football, little league baseball, and basketball, but his love was in surfing.
He started coming to Hawaii when he was 14 and was an experienced and expert surfer. He was not new to big wave surfing, having surfed most of the well-known big wave locations, including Waimea Bay, Sunset Beach, Pipeli
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