Unforgiving. Overcrowded. Discourteous. Regardless of what words and prefixes you've heard the past few months that are tacked onto the lineups on Australia's Gold Coast, the waves themselves earn every positive descriptor you could dream up: Oil-Glass. Draining. Never-ending. Take a speedblur back to last week as a sustained ridge over the Tasman Sea collided with a muscled-up Tropical Cyclone Winston, leading to some of the best Gold Coast conditions in years.