Ship Stern Bluff
Shipstern Bluff is located in the Tasman National Park, Tasmania, between Cape Raoul and Tunnel Bay.
It is approximately a 30 km boat/jet ski ride from the coast to the Bluff and is regarded amongst the surfing community as one of the wildest and most dangerous locations in the world, both for the surf and the prevalence of great white sharks. The wave is also well known for its multi-faceted inner formations, referred to by many of its surfers as steps, which give the wave a unique appearance and greatly adds to the challenge of surfing it.
Some of the more notable surfers who have tackled Shipstern Bluff include:
- Charles Condon
- Kelly Slater
- Ross Clarke-Jones
- Andy Irons
- Richie Vaculik
- Mick Fanning
Swell Direction: W-S.W.
Wind Direction: N-N.E at 50n nots .
Tide: Medium to High
It is known to hold and break from 1 metre to plus in winter.
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