Brazilian big wave surfer, who was previously featured in the documentary Mad Dogs, dies while trying to ride the biggest wave in the world.
The town of Nazare situated on the west coast of Portugal is famous for its deadly and monstrous waves. Since 2010, many surfers from all over the world come to this spot in an attempt to ride potentially the world’s biggest wave. The current record for the biggest wave ever surfed is held by German surfer Sebastian Steudtner, who in 2020 rode a wave measured at 86 feet.
47-year-old Marcio Freire also had a similar dream when he went into the water on Thursday. Having spent 20 years of his life in Hawaii, people called him a veteran surfer. He allegedly died when he was thrown off his board due to a huge wave. The death of his time is reported to be at 4:15 PM.
As soon as he was thrown off his boat, the lifeguards brought him to the shore. The National Maritime Authority said, “The rescuers found that the victim was in cardio-respiratory arrest, immediately starting resuscitation manoeuvres on the sand. After several attempts, it was not possible to reverse the situation.”
Reports say that the water was not particularly dangerous that day. They also said that accidents often take place there, but none of them have been as fatal as this one.
What are the chances of dying while surfing?
There is no debate about how deadly and dangerous the sport of surfing is. Despite this, every year surfers travel to many locations including Nazare to make their sport more dangerous and thrilling. Crowds also gather at these locations to witness this exhilarating sport.
Recently, a young male surfer died while surfing at Auckland beach. The waves smashed him against the rocks and when the lifeguards reached him it was too late. At the same time, we also see people breaking world records in this sport.
Thus, there is no one answer about if someone will or will not succeed. I guess it is all about hard work and luck in this sport.