A few days ago, a British surfing instructor drowned in Bali. Cameron Munro was 21-years-old.
Originally from Brighton in Sussex, Munro was a surfing instructor who was on holiday in Indonesia. The cause of drowning is unknown at this time, and his friends and family are shocked by the experienced surfer’s death. “Everybody is just in shock because we were expecting him to come back,” said Zara Mata, a co-worker from the Algarve Surf School in Portugal where Munro worked. “He died doing what he loved, but he was such an experienced surfer, we are all trying to figure out what happened.”
Munro lived in Portugal from March through October each year, teaching surfing to tourists and locals for the last three years. He was planning on returning to Algarve after his vacation in Bali. While it is known that he drowned, the exact circumstances of how it happened will be discovered during the post-mortem.
Tributes from friends and acquaintances from all over the world flooded social media in the days following his tragic death. “You genuinely were the only person in the world I haven’t got a bad word to say about,” said James Harrison via Facebook. “Humble, mellow, talented and fun, you touched people all over the world with your mellow soul,” wrote The Brighton surf school. “You had the warmest, most beautiful soul and it truly saddens me that you have been taken away from us,” wrote Amirul Rusdy, a close friend. “I’m happy you were doing what you loved most.”
A post-mortem is scheduled for the near future. Our hearts go out to all those affected by Munro’s passing.