The newcomer of the title is 33-year-old Letty Carnahan, who arrives at the Murmuring Surf on Treasure Island in the middle of the night with no reservations and few clothes.
The incident would be Australia's first fatal shark attack of the year, while eight people were killed last year.
The final estimate of the wave’s height will be announced at the annual XXL surfing awards, which Rothman told a local news channel should occur in May.
Disaster was narrowly averted when police noticed another three surfers in the ocean after evacuating the first.
"I was hoping for a miracle, but unfortunately today he was spotted without any signs of life and after medical examinations we have nothing left but to determine his death."
Spychakov, 20, got to the finish line third, but was able to pass the Dutch Lilian de Geus by two points, and beat her to the silver medal.
The Israeli athlete is now in excellent position ahead of the Tokyo 2020 games.
"Doing nothing is more important than just doing."
Israel’s boom in surfing has made the sport almost as popular as soccer, and is putting some young competitors on the path to the 2020 Olympic Games.
But most of all, Dauber dreams that women will realize surfing is for them too.