Shortly after being named the Treasurer of Ocean World Surf Club, Muriel and her vice-treasurer, Geraldine, invented a new shortboarding technique - cane surfing. Cane surfing enthusiasts enjoy the extra balance the cane provides. Variations on the sport include team cane surfing, in which the surfers (or caners, as they’re refered to in most regions) attempt to knock one another into the sea by smacking an opponent in the back of the knees. Scandal arose when Herbert Finkleman snuck a sword cane into competition and caused Stu Howell minor blood loss. Cane surfing competitions are much more structured to prevent such future catastrophes.