Koby Abberton
Australian professional surfer
Koby Abberton
Koby Abberton, an Australian former professional surfer, is a member of the Australian surf gang, the Bra Boys. He rose to local prominence in 2006, when he was found guilty of perverting the course of justice in an incident surrounding his brother, Jai Abberton, who was charged but found not guilty of the 2003 murder of stand-over man, Anthony 'Tony' Hines.
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Stories of the Mega Swell of 2011: From New Zealand to California - Patch.com
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According to Surfline, a bevy of big-wave chargers like Bruce Irons, Koby Abberton, Nathan Fletcher and Keala Kennelly were hurled into 30 foot monsters at Tahiti's infamous Teahupo'o reef. As a contestant in the Billabong Pro, San Clemente's Patrick
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Insolite : Bruce Irons perd son maillot sous une vague à Teahupoo - Surf Prevention (Blog)
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Quand il est venu le récupérer avec le jet-ski, Koby Abberton était très préoccupé pour l'intégrité physique de Bruce après une telle chute mais il n'a pas tardé à bien rigoler quand il a constaté que son partenaire de tow-in était juste nu comme un
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Code Red for Koby Abberton at Tahiti Break - Courier Mail
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AMONG the thrillseekers (some may say idiots) who took on the monster swell at the infamous Tahiti Break at the weekend was Bra Boy Koby Abberton. The big wave Aussie rider flew into the French Polynesia island from his LA digs specifically to surf the
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Teahupoo goes "Code Red" - ESPN
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Koby Abberton scored a massive barrel and Dean "Dingo" Morrison broke his foot on his first wave. Hell woman Maya Gabeira was towing in with fellow Brazilian Carlos Burle and got nailed on the inside. Maya got stuck in a washing machine the size of a
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Indo pro eyes challenge: Surfing or academic future? - Global Surf News
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Featuring Andre Anwar, Ketut Menda, Mick Fanning, Rizal Tanjung, Koby Abberton, Benji Weatherley, Doug Warbrick, Ted Grambeau and Dick Hoole. For a kid growing up in a disciplined Muslim family Bali was full of challenges but Oney secured a place on
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D'Orey ea missão impossível - Waves
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Voltei para pegar mais algumas eo vídeo acima é o resultado desta sessão inédita. Diz a lenda que antes de mim só o Bra Boy australiano Koby Abberton havia surfado por lá. Clique aqui para conhecer mais sobre o trabalho do fotógrafo Diogo d'Orey
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Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Koby Abberton
  • 2010
    Age 31
    In November 2010, Abberton was announced as one of 24 alternates to the 26th Annual The Eddie at Waimea Bay, Hawaii.
    More Details Hide Details The event will be held on one day, between 1 December 2010 and 28 February 2011, when waves exceed the 20-foot (6.1 metres) minimum threshold to contend for the US$98,000 prize purse. The Bra Boys are held together by surfing as well as community ties. The group is often linked with the Maroubra Surfers Association, with which a number of its members are associated. In an interview on Triple J radio, Abberton pointed out the "Bra" is a reference to the gang's suburb, Maroubra, and partly after the street slang for brother. Some members of the surf tribe tattoo "My Brother's Keeper" across the front of their chest. A key motivation for Abberton to start the Bra Boys was his personal experience with heroin: "When I was about 14, our crew started the Bra Boys, and basically started controlling the place. We said there's not going to be any heroin in Maroubra anymore, because we didn't want drugs in the place."
  • 2008
    Age 29
    In 2008, Abberton plead guilty to assaulting an off-duty police officer in Honolulu.
    More Details Hide Details He was given a three-day custodial sentence. The Mavis Abberton Foundation was set up by the Abberton brothers in an attempt to protect children of drug-dependent parents and children whose parents are in prison. The Foundation was named after the Abberton brothers' grandmother Mavis, who provided as their mother for most of their childhood while their own parents were incapable of providing a stable and guided environment. The Foundation attempts to suppress the prevalence of "lost children in broken-homes" and promotes a solace for those who may otherwise resort to drug dependency and criminal activity as a result of their environment. In 2007, it was reported that there were plans for an exhibition cricket match to be played between members of the Bra Boys and the Compton Cricket Club (CCC), a disadvantaged cricket team made up of former gang members from south central Los Angeles, to help raise the profile of the Foundation during the CCC's inaugural tour to Australia.
    In November 2008, Koby Abberton was jailed for three days by a US court after being found guilty of assaulting an off-duty police officer in a fight outside a nightclub in Honolulu, Hawaii.
    More Details Hide Details Abberton was born in the south-eastern Sydney beach-side suburb of Maroubra to a heroin-addicted mother and a criminally inclined father (who was not his biological father but instead his mother's boyfriend), living in the "housing commission capital of Sydney". Abberton states that his home birth was not a result of specified choice, but as a method of avoiding the hospital where he says his mother "knew she'd get in trouble for being on heroin". Abberton is one of four children and brother to Jai, Sunny, and Dakota Abberton, all surfers. Abberton describes the start of his career as the time when his "life got better." Following a disagreement with Abberton's mother's boyfriend, who assaulted him with a baseball bat, Abberton suffered a head injury during the altercation and he chose to re-locate to his older brother Sunny's house. Of the argument Abberton says "I just started crying. He Abberton said "Don't worry, just try to forget about it and put everything you've got into your surfing. That's our way out of this life," and that's when it all started." Abberton pursued his surfing career, going on to achieve sponsorship and international recognition for his abilities and achievements.
  • 2006
    Age 27
    Abberton was declared bankrupt in 2006, with debts in excess of A$1 million.
    More Details Hide Details These included debts of A$940,000 to the National Australia Bank, A$150,000 to the NSW Crime Commission, and A$50,000 in legal fees relating to his unsuccessful defence to charges of perverting the course of justice.
  • 2005
    Age 26
    The Abberton brothers and numerous members of the Bra Boys received negative coverage in Australian media following the racially charged 2005 Sydney race riots originating between opposing ethnic mobs on Cronulla beach.
    More Details Hide Details The negative media coverage motivated further rioting of the same racially charged nature on a string of other popular Sydney beaches, said to be an attempt to address the reported incidents of assaults and intimidatory behavior by groups of non-locals, some of whom were identified in earlier media reports as youths of Middle Eastern appearance from the suburbs of Western Sydney. In the lead up to the riots, Abberton spoke to The Daily Telegraph about the assault of a lifeguard that sparked the incident, claiming: "The reason why it's not happening at Maroubra is because of the Bra Boys. Girls go to Cronulla, Bondi, everywhere else in Sydney and get harassed, but they come to Maroubra and nothing happens to them. I read all this stuff about kids getting harassed because they want to have a surf and I say 'are you kidding?' The beach should be for Aussie kids. But if you want to go to beaches and act tough in groups you better be able to back it up. If these fellas come out to Maroubra and start something they know it's going to be on, so they stay away."
  • 2004
    Age 25
    Despite his brother's acquittal of criminal charges, on 24 November 2004, NSW District Court Acting Judge Brian Boulten handed Koby Abberton a suspended nine-month jail sentence after being found guilty of perverting the course of justice in the same matter.
    More Details Hide Details During the time of these criminal proceedings, Abberton lost a string of lucrative sponsorship deals he had contracted through his professional surfing career. Despite surfing sponsor and surfwear giant Oakley initially sticking by Abberton, they later withdrew A$250,000 annual sponsorship.
  • 2003
    Age 24
    Appearing in court on 5 August 2003 on three counts of false statements to police, Abberton pleaded not guilty to being an accessory after the fact to murder but changed his plea to guilty on 21 March 2004.
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    His older brother, Jai, was charged with the 2003 murder of Hines and was acquitted, claiming self-defence, even though he admitted to shooting Hines.
    More Details Hide Details In 2005, Jai Abberton was acquitted of the murder.
    In 2003, Abberton became entangled in a court case resulting from the death of a Sydney underworld figure, Anthony 'Tony' Hines.
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  • 1979
    Age 0
    Born in 1979.
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