Presentation boomerangs were claimed by the winners of the Beach Volleyball World Tour event in Sydney - which was particularly apt in the women's section where Nicole Laird and Becchara Palmer returned the title to the home nation after Australia's defending champion pair had been knocked out.
Elsewhere, the men's title went to the Chilean second seeds and cousins, Marco and Esteban Grimalt.
Laird and Palmer gave the passionate Manly Beach crowd another home focus once Taliqua Clancy and Mariafe Del Solar had departed in the second round, and in the final of this three-star International Volleyball Federation competition they beat the US pairing of Betsi Flint and Emily Day 21-19, 16-21, 15-13.
"It was exhausting," said Palmer on coming from qualification to winning the final match.
"It's definitely the long way to do it, but as a new team it is important that we play more matches like these.
"We said from the very beginning that we are going to learn and evolve through this competition and we stayed true to that.
"We've squeezed the life out of this tournament in terms of matches we have to play and we have come out pretty well."
The Australian pair only dropped one match in the pool play round.
The Grimalts captured the golden spot on the podium with a 21-18, 21-12 win over Italian pair Enrico Rossi and Adrian Carambula.
"They served well at the beginning," Esteban said.
"It was hard to set-up our offence because of that, but we handled it well towards the end of the first set."
There was huge support at Manly for the eventual champions as they earned their first World Tour medal of the season.
"We knew there's a big Chilean community here in Sydney," Esteban added.
"So they made a big announcement on social media that we are competing here.
"We felt like locals in the end - we played with a good atmosphere from start to finish."