Stab surfing magazine have reported that current World Champion Carissa Moore and other tour favourites Sally Fitzgibbons and Stephanie Gilmore where mere street away from a shooting that claimed a life. Surfer Connor Coffin who also witnessed the shooting had the following to say:
“At first I thought it was fire crackers, then someone yelled gun and we all just jumped.
“We saw this guy trying to get away from the man wielding a pistol at the gas station.
“He jumped on a motorcycle, he was shot and bleeding. It was pretty gnarly. I thought he got away, but I heard later that he was seen lying in the street. It’s definitely the sketchiest thing I’ve ever seen.
“Seeing someone get shot at a gas station in the middle of the day definitely keeps you on your toes. You just hope you don’t get caught in the crossfire.”
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