Professional Surfer Killed Riding Waves Of Hurricane Irma

Sometimes you wonder why people do things and then you realize there is no answer, they are who they are, right?

In the case of a promising young professional surfer, he thought he would ride one of the waves of Hurricane Irma. It turns out he wasn’t ready for the 185 miles an hour winds and that type of nature force.

Sixteen-year-old Zander Venezia, born of Barbados, seems to have fallen off his board and hit a reef. Rescue efforts were terrible for the area as they tried to save him, but it was not meant to be.

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A promising young professional surfer has died at the age of 16 while catching a wave in Barbados during Hurricane Irma, the World Surf League said.

Zander Venezia, a native of Barbados, reportedly fell off his board and hit a shallow reef at a beach called Box by Box, it said. He and other surfers were riding a swell generated by the Category Five hurricane.

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.”

The son of a surfer, Venezia won the Rip Curl Grom Search in the Outer Banks in North Carolina in mid-August, and in April he won the National Scholastic Surfing Association regional championships.

The Barbados newspaper Nation News called Venezia one of the island’s most promising junior surfers.

This was Zander’s last Facebook entry:

We all pick our paths going forward no matter what advice we get from those who care about us. Usually, you hope that common sense prevails, but sometimes your inner self chases that hunger many can’t never fill.

Zander died too earlier trying to accomplish a feat he felt compelled to do. May God give comfort to his family during this time of grief. Please pray for them.

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Wayne Dupree

Wayne Dupree is owner and founder of WayneDupree.com. He was named to the 2017 Newsmax’s 50 Most Influential African-American Republicans. He served in the USAF between 1987-1995. He saw time in Operation Desert Storm/Shield and is the father of three. He is the host of the Wayne Dupree Show.

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