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    Simpler is better, except when complicated looks really cool.

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    Looks fake.
    There should be a brown streak in the water behind him.
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    #1………..that wave is about to collapse under it's own weight.
    #3………..is he holding a go pro in a casing?

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    The surfer seems over-dressed. It looks like he's ready to scale a cliff and storm a castle. Didn't we used to wear just a swim suit to play in the surf?
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    #1 just a bit further along that wave a step forms and launches the surfboard into the air for a split second.
    #3 the surfer holding the go pro is Ross Clark Jones, a mate of my sons.
    The wave is called Shipsterns at Shipsterns Bluff just south of Hobart before Cape Roul.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jim Mahan View Post
    The surfer seems over-dressed. It looks like he's ready to scale a cliff and storm a castle. Didn't we used to wear just a swim suit to play in the surf?
    In 50 degree F water?
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    Last edited by Hallam; 10-12-2018 at 04:22 PM.
    If war is the answer........... it must be a profoundly stupid question

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    I've never seen a curl within a curl before. If real, that is really amazing!

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    That wave in pic 1 has 3 lips! It's a mutant! Looks very easy to die on that wave, not to mention it breaks very close to the rocks!

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    Originally Posted by Jim Mahan
    The surfer seems over-dressed. It looks like he's ready to scale a cliff and storm a castle. Didn't we used to wear just a swim suit to play in the surf?
    Sometimes. Sometimes not.





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    Isn't there supposed to be a shark in the wave above him?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hallam View Post
    #1 just a bit further along that wave a step forms and launches the surfboard into the air for a split second.
    #3 the surfer holding the go pro is Ross Clark Jones, a mate of my sons.
    The wave is called Shipsterns at Shipsterns Bluff just south of Hobart before Cape Roul.
    Wild country down there.

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    35 metres at Nazaré coming soon. biggest wave in the world.
    'C'est la vie' say the old folks it goes to show you never can tell

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    Not for my mums little boy.
    The definition of stupid has got to be the belief that more guns will negate the bloodshed done with guns.

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    well, I know I posted that, but being taken round the back on a jetski and then falling vertically down a sheer face for 30 or so metres.... I think ten seconds is required to claim the record, Im not sure thats surfing..... I think surfing is some peep coming in with his dog hanging ten from multi miles out for several minutes....
    'C'est la vie' say the old folks it goes to show you never can tell

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    Quote Originally Posted by jonboy View Post
    well, I know I posted that, but being taken round the back on a jetski and then falling vertically down a sheer face for 30 or so metres.... I think ten seconds is required to claim the record, Im not sure thats surfing..... I think surfing is some peep coming in with his dog hanging ten from multi miles out for several minutes....

    Like me how they do it in Houston off the oil tanker wake?

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    It's real. That photo hasn't been doctored at all. Shipsterns is between Port Arthur and Storm Bay, on Tasman Peninsula. When big, the wave hits a second shallow reef as it's breaking, causing a lower, hollower section to open up. One of the challenges surfers face is that the lower hollow means that surfers need to be either ahead of that ledge or manage a free fall. The break is right in front of high cliffs and can only be accessed by boat, jetski or a hike of several hours.

    I haven't surfed there and wouldn't want to. I would like to have the courage to though! I have sailed past but that doesn't really count!

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