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Young surfers, nicknamed 'grommets' in local surfing parlance, wait for their friends to finish a post-sunset session on the waves off Wanda Beach in Sydney

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Young surfers, nicknamed ‘grommets’ in local surfing parlance, wait for their friends to finish a post-sunset session on the waves off Wanda Beach in Sydney

urfers Descend On Newquay For The Annual Boardmasters Festival...NEWQUAY, ENGLAND - AUGUST 07:  Angus Scotney of Great Britain competes in a pro-juniors heat of the Boardmasters pro-surfing competition on Fistral Beach on August 7, 2013 in Newquay, England. Since 1981, the Boardmasters surfing competition -  which is part of a larger five-day surf, skate and music festival - has been an integral part of the British surf scene and has grown from humble beginnings, to one of the biggest events on the British surfing calendar. It now attracts professional surfers from across the globe to compete on the Cornish beach that is seen by many as the birthplace of modern British surfing.  (Photo by Matt Cardy/Getty Images)

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Angus Scotney of Great Britain on Wednesday competes in a pro-juniors heat of the Boardmasters pro-surfing competition on Fistral Beach in Newquay, England. The Boardmasters surfing competition has been an integral part of the British surf scene since 1981 and has grown from humble beginnings to one of the biggest events on the British surfing calendar. Read more

A surfer carries his board as he walks along Sydney's Manly Beach May 14, 2013. The Australian Bureau of Meteorology said that Sydney is experiencing a record-breaking run of consecutive autumn days above 20 degrees Celsius (68 degrees Fahrenheit), with today being the 26th consecutive day, breaking the previous record of 25 days set in 1987. The bureau added that it is forecasting that the record late-season warm temperatures will continue. Picture taken May 14, 2013.   REUTERS/David Gray (AUSTRALIA - Tags: ENVIRONMENT SOCIETY)

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A surfer carries his board as he walks along Sydney’s Manly Beach. The Australian Bureau of Meteorology said that Sydney is experiencing a record-breaking run of consecutive autumn days above 20C (68F), with today being the 26th consecutive day, breaking the previous record of 25 days set in 1987. The bureau added that it is forecasting that the record late-season warm temperatures will continue. Read more