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RIP: Jean da Silva

The WSL is heartbroken over the tragic passing of Jean da Silva.

LOS ANGELES, California/USA (Saturday, November 25, 2017) - This morning the WSL learned of the tragic passing of Jean da Silva last night.

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 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."

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