REELED IN: Rapper tries to swim away from $600 seafood bill

A GOLD Coast man who allegedly bolted from a swanky Main Beach restaurant after feasting on $600 worth of seafood and booze has been granted bail.

Terry Peck, 33, of Labrador, ordered a feast at Omeros Brothers seafood restaurant on Sunday afternoon before allegedly refusing to pay.

Terry Peck has appeared in court.
Terry Peck has appeared in court. News Corp Australia

He allegedly ran out the door, down the street and eventually in to the ocean before being arrested by police officers who followed him in to the surf on the back of jet skis.

He was then charged with one count of stealing and two counts of serious assault.

Peck, a rap musician who goes by the stage name 2pec, was already on parole for an unrelated offence, but Magistrate Joan White granted bail, despite her own incredulity at the size of the restaurant bill.

"My God! By himself?" she exclaimed when told the bill amounted to $621.30.

Police opposed bail, referring to Peck's parole status as well as allegations he kicked out at officers in the water and struggled during the arrest.

He will face court again on May 4.