It's taken a long time and included a few false starts but the WSL has just been given the green light to run at North Point during the Margaret River Pro. There are, however, a few caveats.
Obamacare will lead to less crowded surf...maybe.
In news that will delight grizzled surf purists the world over, the United States budget debacle may shutdown weather prediction services, including every automated surf forecast that relies on them.
Marine experts warn Queensland's almost 60-year-old shark-control program is "outdated" and fails to protect the growing numbers of swimmers entering Gold Coast waters.
Researchers reckon you need to push hard 'between the hips and the bits'.