Junior Pro Surfer Dies In Barbados

by The Editors on September 6, 2017

Zander Venezia, a 16-year-old junior pro surfer from Bridgetown, Barbados died while surfing on Tuesday, September 5, 2017 in some “heavy waves” on the east coast of Barbados, according to a story on Surfline.com.

“After getting his fair share of big barrels all morning, the 16-year-old got caught by a closeout set, which drove him into the shallow, rocky bottom. Bleeding and unresponsive, he was pulled out of the water by Nathan Florence, who was among a cadre of pros who flew over to Barbados to catch the mega-swell currently being generated by Hurricane Irma.

According to the story Venezia may have broken his neck. Our thoughts are with his family and friends.

[Link: Surfline]

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