Olly is surfing again, 15 years after a night on the town that nearly killed him
It took Olly Mathers a year to learn how to smile again.
But when he emerges from the surf at Raglan’s Manu Bay with his board under his arm, he can’t stop smiling.
The 35-year-old Raglan man is back for his fifth surfing session on this Thursday morning, part of a 15-year journey to get his life back on track.
On the night of July 7, 2006, Mathers’ life changed forever. He can’t remember that night or the 20 years before that. He retells his story from what others have told him.
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