The surfer who lost a heat and conquered the world

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Martin and Nicolas: surf friends for life

Martín Passeri, a multiple-time Argentinian surfing champion, has deliberately lost a heat to surf a wave with a paraplegic.

The surfer was ready to conquer his sixth national title. Nicolás Gallegos has always dreamed of being a surfer. But after suffering an accident 20 years ago, he could no longer stand up on a surfboard.

A decisive heat was about to kick off. Martin had already put his jersey on. His opponents paddled out, but Passeri decided to change the course of his professional career.

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