On November 2nd, 2021 at one of the worlds premier big-waves, Pe’ahi on the island of Maui, Steve was caught inside when the set of the day arrived and detonated on his head. At one point during his beatdown the slack in his leash and the power of the waves broke his femur into several pieces. He was immediately rushed to the emergency room thanks to the skill and knowledge of the Maui safety teams and Pe’ahi Hui. Steve has since undergone surgery on his femur and is currently stable and in high spirits. He is known for his humble, quiet nature, and for standing out amongst the worlds best when the waves get critical. He is the first to turn around and help anybody in need and will do whatever he can to support his friends. Please donate if you can, and spread the word like wildfire!
My name is Tanner Waite, I am from Oceanside, California and Steve is one of my best friends. These funds will be used to provide Steve with the capability to pay medical expenses, room and board expenses, and other bills while he cannot work (he is a captain on a large yacht). Steve does not have a US SSN and will not be able to receive the funds directly from gofundme, so the money will go to my bank account where I will then wire the exact amount directly to him.