The increasing number of surfers globally and, as a result, more densely populated lineups are a likely cause of higher instances of verbal and physical abuse in the water. Some of which result in police intervention.
Police waited for the man to exit the water, and charged him with assault occassioning actual bodily harm, which carries a maximum sentence in wales/” title=”View all articles about New South Wales here”>New South Wales of five years in prison.
The 29-year-old accused then thrust the nose of his board (or as the Northern Star reports, “the pointy end of his board”) at the other surfer’s face, resulting in bleeding injuries.
Tweed-Byron chief inspector Luke Arthurs told the Northern Star, that such events are uncommon in Byron Bay, but that, “[this] type of behavior is not acceptable.
On Monday, a Byron Bay man was charged for thrusting his board at a fellow surfer, which could carry a penalty of five years in prison.
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