Fernando "Wawa" Paraud found dead in Peru

October 9, 2012 | Kiteboarding
Fernando Paraud: he will be missed in kiteboarding

Fernando Paraud has passed away in the Illescas Peninsula, Peru. The kiteboarder was found dead in his beach house, with a gun near the body.

Fernando "Wawa" Paraud, a three-time Peruvian kitesurfing champion, had a bullet wound in the head.

The local authorities are studying all evidence.

Pauraud could have committed suicide or may inadvertently shot himself while manipulating a gun.

Close friends also refer that Fernando Paraud has had a few land problems with people that didn't like him.

But on his Facebook page, he posted a strange message: "it was a beautiful life, the time has come."

Recently, "Wawa" developed a photographic work about the touristic potential of Illescas, which was later declared a protected area.

Fernando "Wawa" Paraud started his career as a pro surfer and turned into an avid kiteboarder in 2002.

As a surfer, Paraud won the Big Wave Invitational in Peru three times - one in Punta Rocas and two in Pico Alto.