Dan in the coffee van knows what's next. The first "wave" of salty soldiers will emerge from the water in around 40 minutes as they sprint back to their cars and prep for their commute to the big smoke in Brisbane. This prep includes the essential travel partner in the form of an extra hot skinny cap, or a machiato with 3 or that soy mochaccino with just a little extra chocolate please :)
Over the coming hours more shifts will exit and new shifts will arrive as the constant stream of surf enthusiasts report back on how awesome the conditions were or how awful. Either way, they still need that coffee!