The cyclone fencing is starting to come down on select Sydney and Gold Coast beaches.
Having opened his eyes to the surfing lifestyle, photographer Mick Burnside now narrows his vision and sees an old coast in a new light.
Victorian surf photographer describes the allure of Bells. The wave that led him out of Melbourne's western suburbs and into a surfing life.
Organisers are hoping to run the contest later this year and never has an event been more timely.
This morning, Toonalook Waters locals reported a transcendent scene as Barry Cornell delivered a sunrise homily from his verandah.
Al Hunt would like to park his car in the garage again.
Just in case the message hasn't cut through yet, here are the guidelines from every council plus new police laws regarding essential travel.
In Nias' off-season, the peacock swagger of bule boys is replaced by the sashay of lady loggers.
Get the family together and gather around the wireless!
"I say to Brisbane people, we love you, but we don't want you visiting us right now," says Gold Coast Mayor.
First the Eastern Suburb beaches closed, then over the weekend eight beaches in Sydney's north were emptied when visitors "exceeded stipulated limits".