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Foo, Mark


High-profile big-wave rider from the North Shore of Oahu, Hawaii, whose 1994 death at Maverick's became one of surfing's biggest national and international news stories. Foo was born (1958) in Singapore, the son of a Chinese-American photojournalist who worked for the U.S. Foreign Service. He moved with his family to Honolulu at age four, didn't learn to swim until 10, began surfing the following year, then moved to Rockville, Maryland. Foo later spent two years living with a friend in Pensac...