Passion in surfing can take some people too far and when the surf is big, then most people know the risks that come with it. Peter Luke, 27, was an Australian teacher that loved surfing, sadly he died while surfing five-metre waves on an Indonesian beach in a remote location of West Sumbawa.
Friends saw Luke’s passion for both life and surfing and left Facebook messages explaining how “contagious” his love for life was. Lennox Head Football Club also paid tribute to the fallen surfer on Facebook, thanks to Luke being their captain at one point, and they wrote on Facebook he’d “be sorely missed by many”.
The Guardian reports that Luke’s body was found by friends after he went missing this past Monday. Police explained that Luke died by a large wave “smashing into him”, which apparently was up to 5M high.
There’s also been a number of tweets, which you can see below.
RIP Peter Luke, Warrnambool local, relocated to Lennox Head & living abroad in Whistler shredding the Northen… http://t.co/wobyyTkEnC
— The Deemun Squad (@DemuunSquad) August 15, 2014
RIP Peter Luke; Victorian Surfer who died surfing Scar Reef in Bali. Thoughts & prayers with the Luke family. Taken way too soon.
— Wil (@StreetRuffian75) August 14, 2014
The Department of Foreign Affairs is now providing assistance to the family. RIP Peter Luke.