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Tragedy in Spanish surfing. Oscar Serra, a well-known Valencian surfer, has died in Mexico in an accident while training.
Serra was training in Puerto Escondido, one of the areas of the world where the waves are more aggressive and a habitual place for surfers training.
The Spaniard took a giant wave and fell off his board, hitting his head fatally against the bottom. The surf federation has issued a statement explaining what happened.
“A day of big waves in Zicatela (Puerto Escondido) -today- has hit us very hard … Our most sincere condolences to family and friends for the loss of Óscar Serra. There are no words to describe so much pain … life is many times unfair “, reads the note.
Miguel Castrillón, Oscar’s partner and friend, has published an emotional letter on his social networks: “How unfair life is sometimes.”
“Zicatela you gave me the best day of my life and today you have given me the worst day of my life, this is a real nightmare. We met this morning to go in together because it was your first day in port and you left us on the first wave. Oscar, I hope that up there you continue to be the great person you were. I was lucky enough to meet you two days ago in Barra De la Cruz and of course, I’m going to stay with that bath that we took together and with that smile that you always wore “, Miguel writes.
Zicatela produces some of the best beach waves in the world and its height in the months of June and July are a claim for many of the best surfers in the world to ride them.
Serra, who had barely been in Mexico for a couple of days, went in early in the morning in search of good waves, even though there was a red flag on the beach, something that is precisely what surfers are looking for.
According to several Mexican newspapers, the Valencian surfer fell from a wave a couple of meters high and hit his head against the bottom.
Although he was rescued promptly, he could not be revived on the beach by the medical services that treated him due to the force of the impact.
The Spanish surfing federation has lamented the loss on social networks: “A day of big waves in Zicatela (Puerto Escondido) -today- has hit us very hard … Our sincere condolences to family and friends for the loss of Óscar Serra There are no words to describe so much pain … life is often unfair.
La sua fama è tale che alcuni la considerano la migliore onda da beach break e, sebbene si infrange su un fondale sabbioso, è anche una delle più pericolose. Non a caso, nel corso della sua storia ha portato via migliaia di tavole da surf e, purtroppo, anche qualche vita. Uno dei casi più ricordati è quello dell’esperto surfista e regista californiano Noel Robinson.