Surfer Found Alive After 27 Hours Overboard

Brett Archibald

Brett Archibald

Surfer Found Alive After 27 Hours Overboard

Can you imagine the terror one would feel after falling overboard in between Sumatra and the Mentawais? That was 50-year old South African surfer Brett Archibald’s reality after he tumbled overboard in the middle of the night and spent 27 hours in the open ocean until being rescued by a Mentawai surf charter boat. According to reports, Archibald felt seasick and went to puke overboard when he fell off. After over a day in the ocean with birds trying to peck out his eyes and jellyfish stinging him, he was picked up by the Barenjoey, transferred to the Indies Trader where he placed a call to his wife, and then, incredibly continued on with his surf trip because, “he didn’t fly all that way to tread water for 27 hours.”


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