Jai Abberton (born ca 1973 in Maroubra, New South Wales), an Australian former professional surfer, is a member of the Australian surf tribe, the Bra Boys. He rose to local prominence in 2005, when he was charged but found not guilty of the 2003 murder of stand-over man, Anthony ‘Tony’ Hines. Despite Abberton admitting to shooting Hines, Abberton claimed that he had no choice as Hines was going to rape the girlfiend of Abberton, and kill them both. Abberton’s defence was able to establish reasonable doubt of murder and that Hines was a violent man that employed standover tactics and was a rapist. It was alleged that the motivation for Hines’ actions was a mistaken belief that Abberton had slept with Hines’ wife, Rachel Gibbons.