On the raw, windblown edge of Tasman National Park, a wave breaks with such violence that it’s regarded by many to be one of the heaviest waves on the planet. Riddled with steps, the face of the wave varies far more with each passing set than any other wave–and that’s just part of what makes it so challenging.
Shipstern Bluff is home to a few insane locals, along with a handful of others that come to surf it when it breaks properly. Mick Fanning, Mikey Brennan, Laurie Towner, and a lot more faced off against Shipstern Bluff in some of the craziest conditions it can offer.