There was much gaping-mouth action and glazed looks when the World Surf League announced the four-leg Australian tour was to drop the iconic Snapper Rocks and Bells Beach events earlier this year. In what could be described as a make-do tour for a pandemic-stricken world, suitable fill-ins were found at history-drenched locales Newcastle and Sydney’s Narrabeen. Fair enough. And Margaret River was a no brainer — but when the words Rottnest Island came into view, there was almost guaranteed to be a flurry of hasty keyboard tappings.
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