After performing a dramatic rescue and saving the life of a pro surfer during big conditions at Pipeline, what does Andre Botha do? Go surfing of course.
Dre, being Dre, was typically humble after his extraordinary efforts yesterday, where he rescued and resuscitated 22-year-old pro surfer Evan Geiselman after he was knocked unconscious in a wipeout.
Rather than sticking around and maybe having a rest after the incident like a normal person, Botha decided to go score some more bombs at Pipeline rather than soaking up the glory from media.
“I ended up surfing the rest of the day,” Botha said on his instagram account.
“I really didn’t know what to do with myself and riding waves was the best way I could clear my head.”
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The two-time world bodyboarding champion has since received praise from some of the world’s top surfers including Kelly Slater and Mick Fanning for his efforts in
Earlier today Evan’s brother, Eric Geiselman, took to social media to post an updated photo of Evan recovering at the Queens Medical Centre in Honolulu.
“I am so thankful to see (Evan Geiselman) getting back to his senses this morning,” Eric wrote.
“I can not thank Andre Botha enough for being there and rescuing my brother! Our entire family can not thank you enough brother!”
Botha has since replied in humble fashion, passing some of the praise on to the North Shore Lifeguard Association, who assisted in bringing Geiselman to shore and revived him on the beach.