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Shipsterns Bluff, Tasmania

Photograph By Andrew Chisholm

Two hours outside of the Tasmanian capital of Hobart, there exists a wave of unusual size and girth. Known as Shipstern Bluff, it's a deformed, fanged mutant of a wave. It's remote, shark-infested and breaks on a practically dry reef, making getting slammed to the bottom an ever-present threat. But for some inexplicable reason, surfers, like "Hell and High Water" star Ryan Hipwood, think it is actually fun to ride.