RIP Frederick Fernandez

Rest In Peace Frederick Fernanadez

Jesse ripping New Smyrna in October of 2009. Photo: Kem McNair

Fredrick ripping New Smyrna in October of 2009. Photo: Kem McNair

“We are all extremely sad here in New Smyrna Beach, Florida. My good friend Frederick “Fico” Fernandez, brother of Jessie Fernandez was killed Saturday while surfing the Hurricane Irene swell. Waves were a solid eight to ten feet on the outside and offshore. According to witnesses, he had ridden a wave into the shorebreak which was six feet and breaking in very shallow water. Really dumping!! He got into a steep left, wiped out and was driven into the bottom, breaking his neck. He was an amazing surfer and waterman, a great musician and a math teacher at NSB high school. He will be truly missed by all.”

*Our condolences to the Fernandez family.

-Kem McNair