Tex Hollywood - September 26, 2022
Championship Tour surfer Chris Davidson was killed outside a bar in Australia this weekend. According to reports, Davidson was punched in the face after an argument with another patron.
He was knocked to the ground and apparently hit his head on the pavement, was unconscious when paramedics arrived and later died at a hospital in South West Rocks, New South Wales.
A 42-year-old man was taken into custody and charged with assault causing death. It’s been reported that Grant Coleman, the brother of NSW Waratahs rugby coach Darren Coleman, was the man charged.
Legendary surfer and rival Kelly Slater wrote “Lost another soldier yesterday. #RipChrisDavo. Had many a good battle with this guy...One of the most naturally talented surfers I ever knew.”