Tragedy in Spanish surfing. Oscar Serro, a well-known Valencian surfer, has died in Mexico in an accident while training.
Serro 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.
Un día de olas grandes en Zicatela (Puerto Escondido 🌊) -hoy- nos ha dado un golpe durísimo…
Nuestro más sincero pésame a familiares y amigos por la pérdida de Óscar Serra.
No hay palabras para describir tanto dolor… la vida es muchas veces injusta.
— Federación ESP Surfing® (@FESurfing_) July 17, 2021