Llewellyn Engelbrecht (surf star) Wiki – Llewellyn Engelbrecht (surf star) Biography
Llewellyn Engelbrecht was a rising surf star who died at his home after suffering a serious accident on Monday. Engelbrecht died at his home in Coffee Bay in the Eastern Cape, according to South Coast Herald.
Ugu Surfriders chairperson Wade Botha said on Friday they were saddened and heartbroken to hear of the untimely passing of a fellow UGU surfer.
Llewellyn Engelbrecht Age
He was 11 years old.
Llewellyn Engelbrecht Family, Early LIfe
Llewellyn family moved to Coffee Bay in the Eastern Cape recently, he joined the Buffalo City Surfriders team.
Wade Botha of Ugu Surfriders said Llewellyn never held back.
“He was this little blonde boy on the biggest wave, with the hugest heart. He had a lot of energy and never gave up, no matter how he was doing in a heat.”
A family representative released the following statement, this was taken from the Ugu Surfriders Facebook page:
I’m sure we all know the amazing young boy, surfer, friend, brother and son Llewellyn. His constant energy and innocent mischievousness make him unique.
On Monday morning Llewellyn’s family busied themselves with a full house, electricians, water repairs, and other workers wandering around the house. Around 9.30 am Llewellyn, left the commotion to go up the stairs in the house.
Llewellyn Engelbrecht Career
Last year, the up-and-coming grom was part of the talented Ugu Surfriders team which made its presence felt at the 2019 Sea Harvest South African Junior Surfing Championships at Lower Point in Jeffreys Bay.
Llewellyn, the youngest member of the team then aged 10, competed in the U12 division and made it to the semi-finals, finishing fifth overall.
This rising star was making waves, catching the attention of the likes of SA Surfing authorities and international organizations.
Llewellyn Engelbrecht Death and Cause
Llewellyn suffered a terrible accident while on the stairs at his home on that same Monday. It appears from the medical report that he broke his neck severing his spinal cord leading to his instant passing. Upon not hearing from Llewellyn for some time his parents began looking for him.
“It truly is amazing to see the reach his personality had and how many lives he touched; how many hearts he climbed into and how many he inspired with his tenacity. Llewellyn touched more lives in his 11 short years than some people do in an entire lifetime.
“Although it was not the longest time, it was a privilege to meet you, judge your performances and have a small part in your surfing journey, that was no doubt set to be very bright.
“Rest in peace little guy, taken far too soon,” said Botha.