“The Dolphins Would Come Right Through Where the SurfersWere”
The Margaret River Surf Pro was on when I was in town and it was a great bonus for us. The beach is set up like an amphitheater and sitting on the boardwalk watching the world’s best surfers was a real treat. There was a big crowd and a great atmosphere.
During the event and every day that I was down there we saw the local dolphins come through and put on a bit of a show. They would come right up to where the surfers were waiting and leap out of the waves, almost upstaging the surfers.
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Margaret River has cemented its reputation over the last 50 years as a wine region that is premium to the core; producing just 2% of Australia’s wine, but around 20% of its premium wine. But over the same period it's also established itself as one of the world's best and most spectacular surf destinations, and local Max Brearley meets the resident winemakers drawn by the lifestyle, the land and for many the ocean.