South Oz Slab Session

JOSIAH Schmucker may have missed a finals berth in the annual Billabong Big Waves Awards but he still managed to land a prized catch back home.

He's a local South Australian, so unlike most, heavy water adventures comes to him replete with an ever present shark menace.

The sets peaked around 12 foot, with Laurie Towner pulling into one of the waves of the day. This session was the best of the Adventure Division's journey down to South Australia, an area regarded as one of the surf world's greatest untapped resources.

Ed Temperley

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