Shipstern Bluff

Terrifying right-breaking slab located 25 miles southeast of Hobart on the southern coast of Tasmania; a perennial candidate for the world's most dangerous and challenging break. "Shipstern is a ragged claw-like monster," surf journalist Steve Barilotti wrote in 2002.  "A ridiculous Triple-X black diamond wave."

Named for the imposing 250-foot wedge-shaped granite cliff that juts up from a nearby headland, Shipstern is accessible only by boat or a multi-hour trek through the rugged Tasman Na...