The Gold Coast was firing recently, and those lucky enough to live near some of the best sand-bottom point breaks in the world scored some bombs. World Champions Mick Fanning -- coming back from a knee injury -- and Stephanie Gilmore were shredding, while other local rippers jagged some late Autumn gems from behind the rock at Snapper. Here's just a few of the rides captured during the swell by filmer Lachlan McKinnon.
Mick is looking as sharp as ever after rehabbing a knee injury, and was on hand to enjoy a few barrels at a wave which has shaped his iconic point-break style and tube-riding abilities.
Josh Kerr was riding an extremely-fun looking 5'2" Album Surfboards fish, putting it through its paces on some long, lined-up walls.
Local ripper Sheldon Simkus was bagging some of the waves of the swell, getting the crowd hooting on the beach.
Few know Snapper as well as Nick Vasicek, who put years of experience out there to good use, snagging this keg on his backhand.
Ryan Hipwood has made a name for himself chasing some of the scariest waves on the planet, but he's not forgotten how to enjoy a dreamy point-break tube.