Not all winter is cold, even if the country is in danger of washing away there will be surfers lapping up the storms
Those two imposters, triumph and disaster, go hand in hand in the sport of bodyboarding, especially for those hellmen who push the boundaries of what is surfable.
TAJ smoked Slater in Pipe Masters final. Burrow underlined the 'all Aussie' domination of 2009 in emphatic fashion.
DE Souza on his North Shore starter-kit and the memorable Backdoor wave he scored against Flynn in Round 3.
AMID the clinking of post-party bottles, Mick, 2009 champ, sits down and explains his road to a second world title.
CJ Hobgood on his heat with Shane Dorian, a month on the North Shore and his one perfect day at Pipeline.
UNBELIEVABLY Parko handed Mick the ASP World Championship in a smoking day at Pipe and Backdoor.
COMP on hold after a half day. The swell was still rolling through - it's just that tomorrow is all set to pump.
JUST before it all went bang on the North Shore, Pipeline and Backdoor made themselves seen, heard and felt.
ONE day after Eddie comes Pipe and it was pumping perfect perfection. Freaking great day and it's only just started.
WHAT can you say? Three World Championships, two Triple Cowns and three Maui Pros. Happy Christmas Steph.