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Giant surf at Margaret River

Slater, Fanning, Burrow advance despite out-of-control conditions

Originally Published: April 7, 2011
By Peter "Joli" Wilson | ESPN Action Sports

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There is a very apt age-old cliché to describe today's conditions at the Telstra Drug Aware Pro "Be careful what you wish for." The 15-foot surf arrived as predicted, but the howling on-shores and driving rain were not on the wish list.

After months of hot weather, no rain, offshore winds and a consistent run of surf, the fall conditions finally arrived in the southwest of Western Australia with a blast. Spectators lining the limestone ...

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