Surfing Champ Dead At 24

Surfing Champ Dead At 24


Twenty-four-year-old surfing champion Kalani David reportedly died while surfing over the weekend in Costa Rica after sustaining a seizure stemming from a heart condition.

David, full name Kalani David Feeney Barrientos, stunned the surfing world since he was 14 years old with his impressive aerial maneuvers and competed in top skateboarding competitions.

“He was surfing when he apparently suffered some type of epileptic seizure and drowned,” Costa Rica’s Judicial Investigation Agency confirmed to the Associated Press.

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“The death is still under investigation,” the agency added.

David had a congenital heart disease called Wolff-Parkinson-White syndrome, which was diagnosed at age 18 when his heart stopped beating. The condition impacted his impressive sports career.

After the 2016 incident, the athlete underwent successful open-heart surgery after sustaining a six-hour seizure that landed him in

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