Publication Date August 4, 2016

Big Sur Fire Torches Home of Big Wave Surfer Don Curry

United States
Surfer Don Curry is among those who have lost homes to the raging Soberanes fire. Photo: L.A. Times

Big wave surfer Don Curry’s home was among the scores of buildings scorched by the raging Soberanes fire in Monterey County. Curry, known for his fearless approach at places like Mavericks and Ghost Tree in the 2000s, safely left his Palo Colorado house before flames consumed it on July 23.

“The fire sounded like a jet engine getting ready to take off. It was so intense and hot,” Curry told the Santa Cruz Sentinel. “I knew my place was toast. It was time to go"