Shipstern Bluff

Terrifying right-breaking slab located 25 miles southeast of Hobart on the southern coast of Tasmania; a perennial candidate for the world's most dangerous and challenging break. "Shipstern is a ragged claw-like monster," surf journalist Steve Barilotti wrote in 2002. "A ridiculous Triple-X black diamond wave." Named for the imposing 250-foot wedge-shaped granite cliff that juts up from a nearby ...

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