died in the early hours of the morning, local time, last Saturday in Mexico
after hitting his head against the background
, when he was trying to ride a wave on the beach of Zicatela, in Puerto Escondido, Oaxaca.
According to experts, Zicatela produces some of the best beach waves in the world and its height in the months of June and July are a claim for many of the best surfers in the world to ride them.
Serra, who had barely been in Mexico for a couple of days, went in early in the morning in search of good waves, even though there was a red flag on the beach, something that is precisely what surfers are looking for.
According to several Mexican newspapers, the Valencian surfer fell from a wave a couple of meters high and hit his head against the bottom.
Although he was rescued promptly, he could not be revived on the beach by the medical services that treated him due to the force of the impact.
The Spanish surfing federation has lamented the loss on social networks: "A day of big waves in Zicatela (Puerto Escondido) -today- has hit us very hard ... Our sincere condolences to family and friends for the loss of Óscar Serra There are no words to describe so much pain ... life is often unfair.
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