Surfer Marcio Freire died: Veteran Brazilian Pro surfer Marcio Freire died on Thursday while practising tow-in surfing on the giant waves in Nazaré on the central coast of Portugal.
Marcio Freire was one of the three Brazilian surfers who became known as the “Mad Dogs” after conquering the giant wave “Jaws” in Hawaii. They featured in the 2016 documentary Mad Dogs.
This shocking news is now coming to the forefront. When he died, he was surfing at Nazare, Portugal. After the news was announced, many tributes were posted for the surfer.
People who admire him are taking to social media to express their deepest sympathies and respects. Freire was one the three pioneering surfers from Brazil who were featured on the 2016 documentary Mad Dogs.
Brazilian Surfer Marcio Freire Died
According to reports, the documentary was about surfers trying to conquer the massive wave “Jaws”, in Hawaii. Sources confirm that Marcio was murdered on Thursday, January 5, 2022. Marcio was surfing in Portugal’s famous Atlantic waves at the time of his death.
We can tell you that surfing the waves is a difficult sport. The National Maritime Authority released a statement saying that the Brazilian-born 47-year-old man died today. He failed to conquer the beautiful, but deadly waves.
What happened Marcio Freire?
A Brazilian surfer, 47 years old, died while towing a friend on Portugal’s famous waves. The rescuers discovered that the man was in cardiorespiratory arrest. It was impossible to reverse the situation he was in, despite all efforts. Let’s not forget that Nazare Canyon is located just off the eastern Atlantic Coast.
This should be a wake up call for the big wave surfing community. While the surf industry has suffered a lot over the years, Freire wasn’t alone. The region has seen a rise in big wave enthusiasts looking for the next great ride. Nazare has attracted a lot of talented surfers, many of them looking for the same high scores that the slackers.
Freire, however, was not new to Nazarean waters. He had rubbed shoulders with Rodrigo Koxa and Andrew Cotton as well as the late great Greg Stieg. Freire, who has been surfing for over a decade was well-versed in both the risks and the rewards.
Friere, a highly skilled surfer and an accomplished one in his own right was well-liked by the local surf club. He was a huge big wave fanatic who took his name seriously. His peak was in Hawaii where he spent over a decade collecting miles.
Freire, who is known for his sexy sexiness was a loyal partner to Lucas “Chumbo” Chianca, a huge prodigy at big waves. He had left Brazil to seek the sun and surf of the Mainland and he bet with a couple of friends that he would reap the rewards.
Tributes from other surfers poured in on Instagram.
Surfer Nic von Rupp Commented
“He surfed all day with a big smile on his face. That’s how I’ll keep him in my memory. Legend,”
photographer Fred Pompermayer Comment
“Today we lost a great man, a very good friend and a legendary surfer, Marcio Freire. He was such a happy spirit, always with a smile on his face…Rest in peace my friend,”
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