Long-awaited perfect conditions for surfing on Monday claimed the life of Frank Hayter and left another experienced surfer in hospital with potential injuries to his spine. Margaret River State Emergency Services and the RAC Rescue helicopter were on hand to rescue surfer Brad Norris on Monday morning. Rescuers responded to reports of a man in his 30s in the water, and it was understood Mr Norris was involved in an incident about 10am near the powerful Box surf break. At least 12 SES volunteers helped the surfer to the air-lift. He was then taken to Royal Perth Hospital, where he is understood to be in a stable condition. The alarm sounded soon afterwards when surfers brought in veteran board rider Mr Hayter, who was believed drowned, and could not be revived. Surfers told the Times Mr Hayter caught his leg rope on rocks known as Surgeon’s Table. A 1989 memorial to Creed Barnes marks the spot where two other deaths have occurred. Local surfers said the rocks were made up of a shallow ledge near the end of the Main Break wave, and were particularly dangerous at low tide. Surgeon’s Table had “claimed a couple, but maimed many” one surfer said. Online surf bible Surfline said conditions at Main Break were the best they’d been in recent weeks, with “clean offshores brushing six to eight feet of quality South West swell”. Mr Norris was known as “highly skilled ... (and) well known for tow charging at spots like Shipstern and The Right”. It was reported Mr Norris could not move his legs after the incident, but managed to get ashore with help from other surfers. He has previously scored hits online for a devastating dumping at The Right back in 2014. He was listed in a stable condition at RPH.