Australian Man Dies Surfing In Garajagan, Indonesia.

In tragic news, Australian expat, Gunther Kitzler has reportedly died while surfing in the Garajagan area of East Java yesterday.

Wahyu Setia from Banyuwangi Search and Rescue stated that Gunther drowned while surfing with two friends, also from Australia.

"The trio arrived at the beach on Monday morning at around 5.30am and went surfing. Not long after, his friends saw Gunther's surfboard floating on the surface," Wahyu added

With Gunther’s body underwater the two friends tried to pull him up by his legrope but were unable to hang on in the rough conditions – losing sight of him completely.

Gunther's board was found washed up on the beach. Photo:

Gunter dropping into solid Keramas



  • Rip Legend will be missed.

  • Rest in Peace Gunter , May God bless you – doing what you loved so much – Aloha .


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