Search Resumes For Missing Surfer Off Lani’s

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LANIAKEA BEACH (HawaiiNewsNow) – Evidence of a missing surfer washed up on an Oahu North Shore Beach, now firefighters have resumed the search for the man from California.

35-year-old Sam Zhoum went surfing Tuesday evening, and didn’t return. This morning, a resident walking on Papailoa Point Beach found a pair of ragged black shorts. Police identified the shorts as belonging to Zhoum.

Firefighters and lifeguards began searching by air, and along the shorelines.

Late Tuesday night, a body was spotted in the water. But three large tiger sharks nearby kept fire divers out, and soon the body disappeared again.

Laniakea on the North Shore of Oahu

Laniakea on the North Shore of Oahu