In March of last year, Christy Davis suffered a heart attack in quite possibly the worst place imaginable: the middle of the Pacific Ocean. More specifically, he was in the lineup at Maverick’s, which is obviously a tad more intense than just aimlessly bobbing along somewhere in the Pacific.
It’s not exactly a place where one just stops and waits for help to come, so the 66-year-old Davis did the only thing he could, which was to make the long paddle back to shore.
“I ended up paddling most of the way in, I just put my head down and kept paddling and breathing,” Davis said. “They took me straight into surgery and put a stent in my heart, my LAD was 100 percent blocked. The doctors say it was a serious heart attack and that if I was not in such good shape, I most likely would have died.”