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Munro is believed to have drowned while surfingRafael Marchante/Reuters

Tributes have been paid to a surfing instructor who died in what is believed to have been an accident while on holiday in Bali, Indonesia. Cameron Munro, 21, from Patcham near Brighton, is thought to have drowned last Saturday (19 March), though the precise circumstances are not yet clear and a postmortem has not yet been carried out.

Cameron taught at the Algarve surf school and camp in Portugal between March and October each year, and was a regular visitor to the tropical island of Bali. Friend Zara Mata said: "Everybody is just in shock because we were expecting him to come back. He died doing what he loved. But he was such an experienced surfer, we are all trying to figure out what happened."

On Facebook, Cliff Cox from Brighton's Pure Spirit Surf School posted: "This weekend has been the saddest time of my life, I have lost a son a friend and a warrior, Cam one of the best people you could ever meet humble,mellow,tallented and fun, you touched people all over the world with your mellow soul, I will love you and miss you forever R.I.P my brother x"

On the same page Mat Hammond wrote: "We are so so gutted for you and Cam's family Cliff. He was an amazing young man and I know how much you loved him and how special he was. He will be missed by people worldwide."

Amirul Rusdy added: "You had the warmest, most beautiful soul and it truly saddens me that you have been taken away from us. But I'm happy you were doing what you loved most."

A Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) spokesman said: "We are providing support to the family of a British national following their death in Bali on 19 March. Our thoughts are with them at this difficult time."

This weekend has been the saddest time of my life, I have lost a son a friend and a warrior, Cam one of the best people...

Posted by Pure Spirit Surf School on Sunday, 20 March 2016