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Legendary surfer Marcio Freire died in the giant waves of Nazaré

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Veteran Brazilian surfer Marcio Freire died this Thursday while tow-in surfing in the giant waves of Nazaré.

Support staff managed to carry the 47-year-old man to the beach, but attempts to revive him failed.

Freire was one of three Brazilian surfers who became known as the “Mad Dogs” after conquering the giant wave “Jaws” in Hawaii.

Tributes from other surfers poured in on Instagram.

“He surfed all day with a big smile on his face. So I will keep it in my memory. Legend”, published the also big wave surfer Nic von Rupp.

“Today we lost a great man, a very good friend and legendary surfer, Marcio Freire. He was such a happy spirit, always with a smile on his face…Rest in peace my friend,” wrote sports photographer Fred Pompermayer.

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