In the March edition of Surfing Life I published an article which referred to Otis Carey in terms that I had intended to be highly complimentary. I now understand that Otis and others found my references offensive.
I apologised immediately and want to again apologise to Otis. There have been articles stating that Otis sued me for $200,000 over the article. I am unfamiliar with the Australian legal system. While Otis did issue court proceedings, he did not claim any amount for damages and reports to the contrary are simply wrong.