Courts & Crime

'Surf rage' case opens in San Luis Obispo

In a case of surf rage heard in San Luis Obispo Superior Court this week, one surfer accused another of ramming him with a surfboard as they argued over who should catch a wave.

The alleged surf-related assault occurred in the ocean at Montana de Oro last summer.

Kenneth Nakazawa, 24, was accused of jamming his surfboard into Kevin Lee Majors' nose after Majors claimed Nakazawa stole a wave from him at the surf spot known as Hazards, according to the District Attorney’s Office.

Attorneys involved with the case say both surfers live in San Luis Obispo County.

Witnesses who testified Tuesday presented different versions of who started the fight Aug. 29, opening the possibility Nakazawa was acting in self-defense or accidentally hit Majors as part of the scuffle.

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