Friday, September 8, 2017

Pro surfer, Zander Venezia, 16, killed by Irma-generated wave off Barbados

I really don't see why this always happens. 
Every time a hurricane comes along, some surfer gets killed.  It isn't like there isn't advanced warning.  But, they gotta catch that big wave. 

Fox News reports a promising professional surfer from Barbados was knocked off his board and drowned Tuesday while riding waves generated by Hurricane Irma.

The World Surf League said that Zander Venezia, 16, was surfing at a beach called Box by Box on the east coast of the island country when he was knocked over by a wave that closed in on him from both sides  — a so-called "close-out set."

Surf instructor Alan Burke told Surfline magazine  that Venezia was bleeding and unresponsive when he was pulled from the water by fellow pros. Burke added that the teen may have hit his head on the shallow reef when he fell off his board.

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1 comment:

  1. You can't surf in a hurricane. Reminds of Roger Miller's
    'You Can't Roller Skate In a Buffalo Herd'.