Australian Surfer Gone Missing in Bali

By on September 5, 2014

No one knows what happened to 45-year-old Australian surfer, Peter Maynard. He was last seen surfing eight- to 10-foot surf by himself at a break called No Man’s Land on Nusa Lembongan Island off the Bali Coast. Reports say Peter was surfing alone and caught a 10-foot wave, before vanishing in the whitewater never to be seen again. That was nince days ago and the search continues today.

Maynard, from Noosa on Queensland’s Sunshine Coast, was staying at a surf resort called Monkey Surfing and that 15 surfers, including Australians, were staying in the camp. Most of the surfers were surfing the main break, but that Peter has paddled off to himself to catch some less crowded waves. Alone.  He was last seen eating breakfast in the resort on August 27 and hotel staff do not recall seeing him return that evening.

Our thoughts and prayers are with Peter, his family and friends and hope for a safe return. But it goes without saying, no matter where you surf in the world, never surf alone. Use the buddy system. It could save your life.

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