Renowned Big-Wave Surfer Milton Willis Charged with DUI and Manslaughter

A renowned big-wave surfer who was allegedly speeding and drunk when he crashed a car in Del Mar last year, killing his 24-year-old passenger, has been charged with gross vehicular manslaughter while intoxicated and DUI, authorities said Monday.

Michael and Milton Willis

Michael and Milton Willis

A $500,000 arrest warrant has been issued for Milton Willis in connection with the June 6 crash that killed Bradley Dillahunty of Laguna Niguel, said Steve Walker, a spokesman for the San Diego County district attorney’s office…

Willis and his brother, Michael Willis, grew famous in the surfing community for mastering dangerously large waves in Hawaii in the 1970s. The two have written several instructional and inspirational books and currently run a Solana Beach-based surfing school.

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In this video shot 4 months ago, the Willis brothers sing the song “Nothin to Fear”:

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You can view more of the brothers clips here.

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