Heard from a good source that Australian Bodyboarder, Dave Winchester, was mobbed by a few Volcom House regulars today at Pipe, 12/30/05. Dave Winchester "dropped in on" a set that Mark Healy caught. A few eyewitnesses agree that Mark was way too deep to it make out; Dave did not make it out himself. Mark paddled in, following Dave to shore. A few Volcom House onlookers ran down the beach, one of them being Danny Fuller with a video camera. A lifeguard signaled and pointed at Winchester. Winchester was then beaten and was brutally kicked in the face numerous times until he could get back up to run away, reported by the eyewitnesses. His board and fins were then thrown in the trash.
Is it just me, or does the majority of people who regularly roam the Volcom House give Oahu's North Shore a bad reputation? After viewing numerous video and still shot footage of Kala Alexander brutally beating people, it boggles me how he and others are not charged with copious amounts of assault, battery, and/or even attempted murder (ie. Bonus Footage, No Friends 7: Multiple Choice). And after todays incident, isn't it the lifeguards' job to watch over the beach to keep things in line and not instigate fighting? This is ridiculous. Termination for the lifeguard should be recongized by The City and County of Honolulu, as should the Honolulu Police Department for this contemptible violence.
Posted by Keola.
From Ebodyboarding forum.