Matt Scarff, formerly of Byron Bay, was the victim of a king hit in Thailand. Photo Contributed
Matt Scarff, formerly of Byron Bay, was the victim of a king hit in Thailand. Photo Contributed Contributed

Bali surfer critical but stabilised after king hit attack

THE family of former Byron Bay surfer Matt Scarff, who is in a coma following an attack in Bali, said the surfer remains in a critical condition, but is stable.

Mr Scarff was airlifted in the CareFlight International Air Ambulance from Bali to Royal Perth Hospital late last week in an induced coma after being king hit, then undergoing brain surgery in Bali.

His sister, Anna Scarff, is understood to have accompanied him and the medical team on the flight from Bali to Perth.

The 41-year-old surfing instructor sustained major head injuries after he was hit outside the Townhouse Club in Seminyak, Bali.

He underwent brain surgery to relieve a clot and pressure on his brain from the injury.

Mr Scarff was living in Bali and not covered by travel insurance and his family has been fundraising for medical costs.

A crowd-funded campaign aiming for $100,000 had yesterday reached over $87,000.

To donate to the Matt Scarff Fundraiser visit: fundrazr.com/campaigns/be318.


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