Jon Becker is a clean energy entrepreneur from Boulder, Colorado. For 15 years, he has owned a home in Tamarindo, Costa Rica, a small surf town on the country’s northern Pacific coast.

Becker has spent countless hours surfing the breaks off Tamarindo’s beaches. July 22, 2016 started off no differently than any other day. He woke up early and surfed for a couple hours with a good friend. But as he paddled back, suddenly he was pulled under the water and his life was changed forever.