Aussie Rules

Aussie Rules
With Fanning and Gilmore taking their respective world titles, it would seem that the Australians had a pretty good year on the old surf tour. But scratch beneath the surfers and recognize: it's about to be complete domination from Down Under.

Updated: March 4, 2008, 5:05 PM ET
By Jon Coen | EXPN.com

You'd think that things are usually pretty chill in Hawaii, with the idyllic sway of palms and rainbows presenting themselves every five minutes. But things can get pretty serious in those houses that line the beach between Rocky's and Off the Wall, come December.

However, on one particular down day of the Triple Crown, the mood is pretty relaxed around the Rip Curl house. The mostly Australian crew jokes around, as Aussie's like to do. Mick Fanning kicks back in a huge arm chair, enjoying ...

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