Big-wave surfer Wednesday evening after a wipeout at the famous Mavericks break just outside Half Moon Bay.
Emergency crews were dispatched at about 6:50 p.m. to a beach at the end of West Point Avenue in Princeton by the Sea, where they found a fellow surfer giving Milosky CPR, sheriff's officials said.
Paramedics continued CPR and transported Milosky to Seton Coastside Medical Center, where he was pronounced dead at 7:46 p.m.
Miloksy was visiting the Bay Area from Hawaii and had headed out to Mavericks to surf at about 2 p.m. Wednesday, according to the sheriff's office.
While surfing, he wiped out on a wave and went under, sheriff's officials said. About 15 to 20 minutes later, fellow surfers found him floating face down, still tethered to his board.
He was pulled onto a jet ski and taken to the beach.
Milosky was a well-known big-wave surfer who was sponsored by athletic clothing company Volcom last year, according to his Facebook page.
He is the first surfer to die at Mavericks since 1994, when another Hawaiian surfer, Mark Foo, lost his life after wiping out on a wave there.
In January, a surfer from Southern California, Jacob Trette, had a close call when he lost consciousness after a at Mavericks. Trette was taken to Stanford Hospital afterward and survived.
"Hazardous and changing conditions are a constant when there are waves at Mavericks, and it's a very dangerous place," said Cary Smith, deputy harbormaster at the nearby Pillar Point Harbor.
"Everybody is saddened with this incident, as with all incidents," he said. "And this was an experienced surfer."
-- Bay City News