A pro-teen surfer died while trying to catch monstrous waves generated by Hurricane Irma in Barbados. The 16-year-old surfer named Zander Venezia was a native of Barbados and he had shown immense potential to become a leading surfer according to World Surfer League.
According to reports, Venezia reportedly fell off his board and hit a shallow reef at a beach called Box by Box. He was with other surfers who were riding on a swell generated by the Category Five hurricane Irma.
Speaking to the magazine Surfline, fellow surfer named Alan Burke said: “Zander was bleeding, and he wasn´t moving. They tried to get him to the beach quickly, which was very difficult.
“Box by Box is a tough place to get in and out of, even if you have the ability.”
Venezia himself was the son of a surfer and his father had gotten into this sport from a very early age. He won the Rip Curl Grom Search in the Outer Banks in North Carolina in mid-August and in April he also won the National Scholastic Surfing Association regional championships.
The Barbados newspaper Nation News had termed Venezia as one of the island’s most promising junior surfers and the nation is now mourning the loss of such a talented surfer.
Meanwhile Hurricane Irma has already killed 14 people in the Caribbean and is now heading for Florida where people have started preparing for the worse.
The state of Texas and other parts in the US have already been ravaged by the deadly Hurricane Harvey which ravaged through these parts leaving thousands of people homeless and several dead.