Croatia - well off the surfing world's radar - recorded its largest wave, an incredible 10m+, on Tuesday afternoon.
Homestead Nat built 35 years ago razed in the Liberation Trail fire.
The first surfers taste the Tullamarine wave menu, including a board-breaking slab.
"Weekly eliminations will leave two men and two women as finalists who will vie for the male and female titles of the Ultimate Surfer and the opportunity to compete on the WSL World Tour, the pinnacle of professional surfing."
The first contest of the Triple Crown starts tomorrow and the forecast is pretty good, not bad, pretty good.
Police have closed beaches in southwest France as packages of cocaine continue to wash up daily.
Laurie strips life back to its most basic, and enjoyable, elements: surfing great waves, cooking his own catch, and hanging with friends.