Tributes pour in for ‘larger than life’ Gold Coast dad, who drowned while surfing

It’s been revealed that the tragic death of a surfer in northern New South Wales over the weekend was a Gold Coast father of three.

48-year-old Anthony Karos, from Currumbin, was surfing at Minnie Water near Grafton on Sunday before coming into trouble in the water.

It’s understood his leg rope may have become trapped on a rock before the Westpac Rescue chopper was called in to winch him from the water.


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Despite desperate attempts by paramedics, he could not be revived.

The tragedy is one of two surfing deaths over the border on Sunday, with another man also passing away at Hat Head.

Tributes have begun flowing from the southern Gold Coast community, where Mr Karos had lived with his wife and three daughters.

He’s being remembered as the ‘life of the party’ and a ‘big kid at heart’ by his friends and local gym.

It is with great sadness that we share the passing of a great friend, one of the most amazing humans you will ever meet….

Posted by Elevation Fitness on Monday, April 5, 2021