Noel Robinson: a XXL charger (Photo: Kent Porter/Press Democrat)

Big wave rider Noel Robinson has lost his life after a wipeout, in Southern Mexico, 200 miles south of Acapulco.

Robinson had disappeared in the water for one hour, when close friends found him. He was living between Bodega Bay and Puerto Escondido and everyone loved his warm personality.

Noel Robinson was also a videographer and had recently presented a film of South African surfer and friend Grant “Twiggy” Baker, at the Billabong XXL Global Big Wave Awards.

This fellow rider devoted his life to surfing. One hour before the accident, he was photographed riding a tube in Puerto Escondido.

Watch the emotional tribute paid to Noel Robinson.

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