Peter 'Joli' Wilson shares moments captured with Ricardo
Surfersvillage Global Surf News, 21 January, 2015 - Contributor Peter 'Joli' Wilson contacted us about a timely gallery just posted up on his website. It's all Ricardo dos Santos images from the past few years. In it you'll find the Brazilian charging big barrels as he's best known for, but you'll also find a few images that look a bit deeper into the man the surf world is currently mourning.
Hi from the Gold Coast,
I woke this morning to the very sad news that Ricardo dos Santos had passed away last night as a result of three gun shot wounds to his stomach received on Monday in what appears to be a senseless act of violence.
Ricardo was an amazing tube rider and had won the Tahitian VZ Trials twice to get a start in the Billabong Pro Tahiti, winning the Andy Irons Inspirational award for his efforts in one of the events.
He also took out Surfline's 2012-2013 Wave of the Winter award for a wave at Pipeline. He's going to be missed by surfers around the world.
Rest In Peace my friend.