Kalani David is dead. Hard news for the worlds of surfing and skateboarding, that have seen him grow and reap success from a very young age in both. The cause, an attack – fruit of Wolf-Parkinson-White syndrome (WPW)which had already given him several scares throughout his life – while surfing in the World Surfing Reserve of beautiful beach, in Costa Rica. She was only 24 years old.
Of all the messages of love and farewells, including those from professional surfers like 11-time world surfing champion Kelly Slater, surely the most emotional is that of his sister, Rachel Feeney:
“My heart is shattered. It really hurts me to say that my little brother, Kalani David, has died. It still doesn’t seem real to me.” […] It is, without a doubt, one of the hardest days of my life. I know he left us doing what he loved most, but it’s still hard to process. Unfortunately she had a seizure in the water and did not survive. I’ll never forget his last trick, a giant “Ollie up” as smooth as it was high. I will live to remember you and honor your figure forever. You are my champion. I will always love you and hold you in my heart. We will see us again”.
In addition to accompanying the post with a few photos of the two, Feeney also explained the reason why Kalani David was currently in Costa Ricathe land of his mother and in which he was born:
“He came 15 days ago to fix his papers as a Costa Rican, since he had dual nationality for being born here. He did it because he had many options to enter the Costa Rican suf team and try to get the ticket for the Olympic Games. It was It was a big challenge and he was really looking forward to it. It was the opportunity he was waiting for and he was going to move there. He was so happy to get his new ID and start a new life… two days before he died he cried with joy and I He said how happy he was, pure and noble as always. Today he has totally disappeared from my life.”