20 Aug 2018

Surf wars: shots fired

From Afternoons, 2:16 pm on 20 August 2018

The lengths which some go to protect their land is in the spotlight today after surfers were shot at on the West Coast. 

The people were surfing off the Taharoa Coast, south of Kāwhia, last week when the bullets were fired, one hitting the water just two metres from one of the surfers.

Surf rage isn't new, in fact a few years ago we talked to Jhan Gavala who was doing his PhD on the psychology behind it. He says this case sounds pretty extreme.

Taharoa Domain.

Taharoa Domain. Photo: Google