Reports say that Kalani David, a skateboarder and surfer from Hawaii, died on September 17 while surfing in Costa Rica.
The 24-year-old died after having a seizure in the water. He had a condition called Wolff-Parkinson-White syndrome. Wolff-Parkinson-White
syndrome, or WPW syndrome, is a condition in which the heart has an extra electrical pathway that can cause tachycardia, or times when the heart beats quickly.
The syndrome is a rare heart defect that is present at birth. WPW syndrome episodes are usually not life-threatening, but they can sometimes cause sudden cardiac death.
On Instagram, close friend and photographer Peter King wrote, "Love you, Kalani." "Only God knows when things happen. Life is not that simple.
I am always battling Always a student. It's terrible news... While he was surfing, he had a huge seizure. He was having a great time in Costa Rica
because he was able to see his family again. I'll never forget how excited you were to shoot skate 'n surf with me and how hopeful you were about
your future. " "God bless your family and extended family, who were always there for you."
Even when he was young, it was clear that Kalani David was different. He was already one of the best skateboarders in the world when he was only
14 years old. He was also a good surfer who could hold his own in the water with the best.