The global surf community is in mourning following the loss of one of Indonesia’s brightest young talents, 24-year-old Febri Ansyah.
Febri reportedly died in a vehicle accident in Taiwan on Thursday evening, where he was competing in the Taiwan Open of Surfing, a WSL QS 5,000 event.
“Biawak” was particularly close with Indonesia’s first Championship Tour surfer Rio Waida, as the two friends pushed each other as groms and into adulthood. Rio, 23, said his friend was one of the nicest, most humble people he knew. In the aftermath of this tragedy, there’s an effort to raise money to bring Febri’s body back to Indonesia where he can be honored by friends and family.
From Rio’s post: We lost our brother, best friend, best man-