Actually it was a balcony dive. A 4-metre balcony dive. It didn't end well.
The bare-chested man climbed on to a balcony rail at Thebarton Theatre on Wednesday and signalled his intent with pumping Jesus-cross exultations before launching himself into the crowd below. To the surprise of no one – except old mate – the waters parted. And so did the crowd.
While it's tempting to invoke Darwin's laws of Natural Selection, the hapless surfer required immediate medical attention and was taken to hospital with blood gushing profusely from his face.
Brendon Maczkowiack caught the whole episode on camera.
Adelaide's Son Of God wasn't the first and won't be the last.