The Australian, 45, was punched and hit his head on the pavement. Chris had been on the world tour in 2010 and 2011. Kelly Slater’s homage

    Shock in the world of surfing. Australian Chris Davidson, 45, died after hitting his head on the pavement following an assault outside a pub north of Sydney on Saturday night. He was punched and collapsed to the ground: the Narrabeen native died at Kempsey Hospital. The attacker would be Grant Coleman, 42-year-old brother of Darren, coach of the New South Wales Waratahs rugby team. Police arrested the man in the house at 12.40pm on Sunday morning.


    Davidson took part in the world tour in 2010 and 2011, finishing in 14th and 15th places respectively. He had made himself known in the world of surfing in 1996, when he participated in the Rip Curl Pro at Bells Beach as a wild card, beating the very champion Kelly Slater, legend of this sport – 11 times world champion – who thus paid homage to Chris once he heard the news. of the tragic death: “I have had many good fights with this boy. He is one of the most talented surfers I have ever known”, the message of the American on social networks.