“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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As a marine biologist Brad Norman has got to know Ningaloo Reef and the journey from Perth well, and shares his tips for the best places to stop along the way. The World Heritage listed Ningaloo Coast, around 13 hour drive from Perth, is best known for its whale sharks, and fringing coral reefs which are accessible from the shore.