4-29-11: Long time friend and …LOST team rider Jeff Ox Kargola, of San Clemente CA, has passed away. Jeff was riding in the “Rip to the Tip” from Ensenada to Cabo and according to sources close to Kargola, he crashed in a whoop section and suffered a punctured lung and was initially rendered unconscious. Jeff was reported to be coherent and speaking as he and the rest of the ride group waited for the Life flight chopper. Jeff was transported via helicopter to the San Felipe hospital where he passed away due to his injuries. Jeff was one of the most humble people out there and we are so stoked to have gotten the privilege of meeting Ox and getting to know him over the years.
We are literally in a state of shock. We’ll all miss you OX rest in peace my friend!!
Sunny Garcia’s tribute to OX. He had this to say on his TWITTER – “RIP @JeffOxKargola you were like a brother to me and I will miss you!!!! Kick up that dirt in heaven!!!!!!!”