Murder charge laid over death of popular Sydney surfer

Murder charge laid over death of popular Sydney surfer

A man has been charged following a three-month investigation into the alleged killing of a popular Sydney surfer.

Guy Haymes, or “Creature” as friends knew him, was found by emergency services in a Manly unit with serious head injuries after a triple-zero call about a disturbance in the complex on February 27.

The 59-year-old was treated at the scene but died in hospital a fortnight later.

Police arrested a 41-year-old man in Greenacre on Saturday night and later charged him with murder, two counts of taking or detaining a person with intent to obtain advantage, and taking or detaining a person with intent to obtain advantage occasioning actual bodily harm .

He will face Parramatta Local Court on Sunday.

Mr Haymes, who lived in Brookvale, was described as a fun-loving and sociable uncle by his brother during a recent public appeal to find his killer.

He was well known in the Sydney surfing community and a paddle-out in his memory is being planned at North Avalon.