Verizon Wipeout of the Year Contender

The bottom at Shipstern is a slab of granite that takes the brunt of huge swells traveling from deep water and expounding all their force onto this ledge. It also breaks right in front of a boulder-piled headland, adding even more risk to the already impossible drop. Add in the fact that you’ll need to be wearing a 4/3 wetsuit and booties almost year round here, and one can easily see why it’s only ridden by the most demented of chargers.

Watch below as Mark Mathews feels the effects of a total cave in at Shipstern Bluff, Tasmania. Video by Chiz.

& another, but different rider.

-Kevin

 

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