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Pipeline Hawaii Claims another victim.
Twenty five year old internationally known professional surfer, Tahitian Malik Joyeux was tragically taken surfing one of his beloved breaks, pipeline in Hawaii.
Along with being known internationally for his fearsome approach to big waves Joyeux is also credited with riding one of the biggest wave ever ridden at "Chopes" in Tahiti in 2003.
Well renown for charging huge "Chopes" (Teaphoo), Joyeux was no stranger to Pipe and charged it as if it was his home break in Tahiti.
On a solid six to ten foot pipe wave on a West swell the lip of the wave just caught him on the back of the shoulder slamming him into the reef below, breaking his board in two and ripping his legrope from his ankle.
Local and international surfers along with lifeguards searched frantically, but after about ten minutes Joyeux was found underwater more than 200 yards from Pipe.
Emergency personnel worked on Joyeux for about 45 minutes before he was taken to Kahuku Hospital, where he was pronounced deceased.
Joyeux who is described as a hunble, nice guy will be sadly missed by the global surfing community.
May you rest and surf in peace.