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Star surfer Otis Carey sues for defamation

Law suits are vanishingly rare in the world of surfing. It's meant to be all peace, love and smokin' barrels - not briefs, plaintiffs, and corporate barristers. Now pro surfer Otis Carey is suing Nationwide News, a subsidiary of News Corp Australia, for defamation in a case that has divided the surfing community.

"I can't recall anything like this happening," says Vaughan Blakey, editor of Surfing World magazine. "It's really unusual in surfing to have a high profile law suit going on and the intensity of the reaction it has...

 

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