Just as the East Coast was settling into winter and a belated pattern of south swells, the Coral Sea has begun to twitch and tremble.
The Indian Ocean is starting to turn all shades of purple.
Hidden amongst the waves we ride are a type of wave you've likely never heard of.
One more piece of evidence to show autumn was quantifiably dismal on the East Coast (and positively pumping elsewhere).
Some regions have been pumping while others haven't seen a quality wave in months, and it's all been due to a peculiar mix of conditions.
The Margs waiting period begins tomorrow and the latest data points to some prime cherry-picking from KP and co.
The climate data is in and it makes for curious reading.
An early outlook at the Keramas event which kicks off next Monday.
And we've got climate change to thank!
Good things come to those who wait...even if they're made to wait.
Has the outlook improved for the Rip Curl Pro? There's light at the end of the tunnel.