A piece of surfboard found off Bali has been confirmed as identical to that used by missing Australian Peter Maynard.
The wife of missing Australian man Peter Maynard has confirmed a chunk of surfboard found off Bali is his.
Mr Maynard’s wife Kylie on Sunday identified the top section of a white Hammo brand board, found by a local last week, as her husband’s.
The Queensland father of three has not been seen since August 27.
He was seen relaxed and having breakfast at a hotel on Nusa Lembongan, a short boat ride from Bali, where he was holidaying alone.
When he didn’t check out as planned the following day, staff discovered all of his personal effects still in his room and alerted police.
A local man found the surfboard section at a spot called Shipwrecks on August 28, but only on Saturday heard a man was missing and took it to police.
Detective Nyoman Wirijaya says investigators met Mrs Maynard on Sunday morning.
“The surfboard has been confirmed as identical to Mr Maynard’s,” he said.
“She recognised its shape, colour and brand.”
The search on Sunday focused on Shipwrecks, with police still hopeful of finding Mr Maynard alive.
The owner of the bungalows where the Sunshine Coast man was staying said his distressed family visited on Saturday and collected his belongings.
Mr Maynard’s wife Kylie, brother John and other relatives arrived in Bali on Thursday, after learning of his disappearance. They were able to ascertain Mr Maynard had gone for a surf because his third surfboard and a rash shirt were not in his room.
John Maynard made a statement to the media on Friday, saying the surf on that day was “relatively benign” and he hoped his brother would be found safe and well.