On Wednesday, Surfing Life issued a statement on their website apologising for the story.
While Carey's family accepted the apology, they also asked Surfing Life to refrain from contacting him in the future. Many commenters on Twitter remained unimpressed with the apology.
Although Carey has declined to comment publicly on the issue, he has said in the past, "I don’t give a fuck what you say about me unless it’s positive. I don’t like negative things."
He describes himself: "I’m Aboriginal. Married to my best friend and love of my life, her name is Renee, she’s an incredible human."
"I have a two year old son, his name is Beige, he’s also an incredible human."
He adds, "I like to make dull things colourful. I like English breakfast tea of a morning and of an evening. I like getting tattooed. I like to get up before the sun rises. I like to like a lot of things, usually everything."
"I also like to spend most of my time either in the ocean or with family."
But somehow Surfing Life was shocked at his eloquence.