After news of the shooting occurred, other Brazilian surfers reached out on Facebook, urging the public to make blood donations to assist with Dos Santos' operations.
Despite the outpouring of donations, Dos Santos was not able to sustain the blood loss and died at the hospital.
Brazilian surfer Adriano de Souza wrote on Facebook that he had lost a "great friend":
Brazilian surfer Gabriel Medina, who won the 2014 surfing world champion, posted a black square on Instagram and wrote: "Ricardinho, you did not deserve it! Not at all, ever! Why does this happen to good people? I do not understand it!"
Kelly Slater posted on Instagram a photo of a group of surfers paddling out to form a circle at Pipeline to remember their friend.
His girlfriend, Brazilian model Karol Esser, posted a final farewell: