The world of surfing is in mourning after knowing the death of the Hawaiian surfer Kalani David at 24 years old. Apparently, the young surfer has died while surfing on a beach in Costa Rica, according to CNN, citing his father, David David.
Kalani David suffered from Wolff-Parkinson-White syndromea heart condition that, pending the investigation into his death, could have been the cause of the sudden death of this young promise of surfing.
Wolff-Parkinson-White syndrome, as reported by the medlineplus website, “is a condition in which there is an extra electrical pathway of the heart that leads to periods of rapid heart rate“, that is, to possible tachycardias. Despite these possible tachycardias, these cardiac episodes do not usually endanger the lives of those who suffer from them, although on some occasions they can trigger sudden death in children and young people.
“Kalani was one of the most talented surfer/skateboarders in the world. He was constantly pushing his limits. My condolences to the great family and friends that Kalani had on every beach around the world,” he says. kelly slater11 times world champion of surfing.
Although there is still no official confirmation from the Costa Rican authorities, everything points to the fact that Kalani David suffered a seizure while surfing. The skater and surfer died at the age of 24.