Cape Fear: not 'Ours', but theirs

When Captain James Cook first landed at Botany Bay, in 1770, he didn't imagine that the deadly break that hides inside it took almost 200 years to discover.

Cook first landed at Kurnell, on the southern banks of Botany Bay, on the 29th April 1770, when navigating his way around Australia on his HMS Endeavour.

The explorer's landing marked the beginning of Britain's interest in Australia. The interest in surfing would only emerge in December, 1914, when the legendary Hawaiian Olympic champion, Duke Kahanamoku, introduced the sport in the country.

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Margaret River: big waves demand large bottom turns | Photo: ASP/Kirstin Scholtz

Margaret River is a magical place touched by the Indian Ocean. In other words, meet the town known for its premium surf and wine.

In Western Australia, you always seem to feel the power of the elements and, for nearly 40 years, surfers and travelers have crossed the country and the world to take on the world-class waves of Margaret River.

You know you're in surfers' heaven, when over 75 top class surf breaks spread over 80 miles (130 kilometers) of pristine coastline from Cape Naturaliste to Cape Leeuwin.

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