Australian surfer Chris Davidson dies after punch outside pub

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Man charged after 45 year-old former champion found unconscious on ground on NSW mid-north coast 

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Former surfing champion Australian Chris Davidson in Hawaii in 2009. Davidson has died after being punched outside a pub at South West Rocks in NSW 

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A man has faced court over the death of the former surfing champion Chris Davidson who died after being punched outside a pub 

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Police said they were called to Sportsmans Way at South West Rocks just after 11pm on Saturday following reports 

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Officers found 45-year-old Davidson unconscious on the ground. He was treated at the scene by ambulance paramedics before being taken to Kempsey hospital 

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Police arrested a 42-year-old man at home in South West Rocks early on Sunday and charged him with assault causing death. 

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He was refused bail and appeared in Port Macquarie bail court on Sunday. 

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Davidson, who grew up surfing at North Narrabeen on Sydney’s northern beaches 

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