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Body Found At Padang Padang Believed To Be Australian Surfer And Musician

Family of Jae Haydon fear the worst, after Balinese authorities discovered a body 12 hours after he went missing while surfing Uluwatu. 

news // Apr 24, 2018
Words by stab
Reading Time: 2 minutes

A body has been found off Padang Padang, twelve hours after Australian surfer and musician Jae Haydon dissapeared while surfing Uluwatu. 

According to the Daily Mail, though three locals also went missing on the same day, the body is believed to be Haydon. 

Indonesia is seeing a massive swell at the moment, and Haydon’s family posted concerns around his well- being after a board belonging to Jae washed up broken on Monday. 

Haydon’s broken board, which washed up shortly after he paddled out. According to the Daily Mail the photo “was posted to Facebook on Monday by locals in Bali. A caption claimed the surfer had drowned, but this is yet to be confirmed.”

Haydon’s sister, Heidi told Daily Mail Australia she’d been in contact with the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade, “and was desperate for any information about her brother.”

Haydon on his way out, with the board that washed up broken on Monday morning. 

‘We’ve contacted DFAT and they’ve launched an investigation,’ Ms Haydon said. ‘Someone said the person had managed to swim safely to the beach, but there’s no confirmation yet. He’s been there since last Tuesday and we’re just praying he’s OK.’

On Monday evening, lifeguards south at

Padang Padang discovered a body believed to be Haydon’s

, which

has been taken to hospital for identification.  With Indo still pulsing with swell, our thoughts are with Haydon’s family, as well as the other three unidentified locals reported missing. 


While tragedy unfolded on the Balinese peninsula other parts of Indonesia were alight courtesy of the season’s first oversized swell. On of Indo’s plethora of spots on the overabundance of islands Brenno ‘Midget’ Dorrington found himself tucking under an easily double overhead ceiling. 

The swell is easing gradually but is still of considerable size, so ensure that you’re safe out there if you plan on tackling one of the largest swells to hit Indo in recent memory.


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