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Excellent Surfing And A Plea For Help

Making the best of a shitty situation with Tyler Hallett.

elsewhere // Oct 11, 2021
Words by Chelsea Ipsen
Reading Time: 2 minutes

The person you are about to witness is named Tyler Hallett.

As you can see, Tyler can surf — just like 99% of the people in this digital publication. But does
every other person in this magazine poo 30x a day? Likely not. That will be our point of difference, now listen to my brief story.
Tyler came to earth in 1995 via Dave and Jan Hallett and landed in Indo basically from birth. He was a normal dude, happy-go-lucky even. Loved surfing, worked on boat charters, and taught tourists to surf — what a life.

Skip ahead a couple decades, Tyler now calls Australia home, traveling back and forth two months out of the year, every year, until one specific day. Or should I say one seriously bad batch of Arak (Indonesian turbo liquor). This is where shit went south (pun intended).

This statement is by no means an exaggeration, and actually began a series of unfortunate events, and a ton of medical question marks for years to follow.

To give you a bit of context, Tyler wakes up every day with a form of chronic diarrhoea, limiting many areas of his life. He can’t be far from a toilet for longer than two hours, and has undergone enough medical procedures to last a lifetime. To encapsulate an extensive explanation — he has one seriously fucked gut.

You may be thinking, why am I telling you this? Well, if you have met Tyler recently, he is still that happy-go-lucky dude you would have found in Indo all those years ago, despite the years of unanswered questions and a nagging need to run to the loo at all times. Only now, he is on a personal pursuit of health to find out what the heck is going on.

So yeah, he and Nick Colclough made a clip to show some fun happenings on the East Coast of Aus, but they also
wanted to use this opportunity as a way to see if anyone may know a thing or two about what Tyler might be going through. Doctors haven’t found a solution yet, so we’re opening it up to the interwebs. Any ideas?


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