Brasilian Professional surfer tragicly passed away last Friday night.
Sad news out of Brazil today as reported on Ricosurf, who published the story this morning that Jean da Silva had taken his own life.
While details surrounding Jean’s passing are as yet to emerge, tributes have been pouring in from all over the surf world.
Da Silva, 32, of Santa Catarina in Brazil was a long-time Qualifying Series competitor, winner of multiple high-level events as well as the WSL South American title.
“Jean, I do not know what to say at this moment of pain, you were one of the guys that most drew my evolution in the amateur phase. A surfer of body and soul,” wrote Adriano de Souza on Instagram. “Rest in peace.”
"Jean was a highly respected member of the WSL family and also an important person and talent within the Brazilian surf community," Sophie Goldschmidt, WSL CEO, said. "It's incredibly upsetting and our thoughts and prayers are with his family and friends."
0ur thoughts are with Jean’s loved ones at this time.