...and why South Australia has had a cool summer.
This Thursday, one of the largest swells in recent history will strike Nazare. It could've been one for the record books, except for one small thing.
And you thought swell forecasters talk up wave height! Click to hear a few tall tales about tsunami.
The festive season is upon us once again. So what's beneath the Christmas tree for Aussie surfers?
They're the only waves visible from space and they have wavelengths several kilometres long. Come and check out the freaky waves of the Lombok Strait.
Even more incredible evidence has emerged of the rapidly evolving coastal processes at Skeleton Bay - and other locations too.
It's the final event of the year, but for the first time in four years, the Title Race isn't on the line. So how's the forecast shaping up?
The Pe'ahi Challenge has been given the go ahead for Friday, but will it be as big as last year's event?
They can explain those rare mysto swells as they swing a curveball into surf forecasting. What are Great Circle Paths and how do they affect you?
“It was a hot wind called the Santa Ana, and it carried with it the smell of warm places."
From the romantic Sirocco to the working class Brickfielder to the evil Diablo, it's the winds of the world - the surfer's version.
They inspire poets, make for handy metaphors, and cause your local reefbreak to roar.
But what produces the tides and why do they behave so damn weird?
Last year Australia had the lowest number of tropical cyclones on record, however the Bureau Of Meteorology have said we can expect a return to average - maybe even above average! - cyclones this coming season.