10 Waves Reserved for the Bravest Surfers on the Planet

Big wave surfing is one of the most dangerous sports on the planet. Here are the waves that give it that reputation.

The most photogenic big wave, Shipstern Bluff, or ‘Shippies’ sits below a spectacular cliff, shaped unsurprisingly like a ship’s stern. Facing into the mighty Southern Ocean it is regularly massive in the southern hemisphere winter, but it is rarely surfable.

When the conditions come together though it is a very special wave with a ‘step’ in the face which needs to be navigated prior to the big wave surfer getting a huge tube. It’s this added extra and the fact that it’s just so photogenic that has propelled ‘Shippies’ into the big league of big wave surfing.

Watch the Video of Shipstern Bluff:


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