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the capt's photo of Shipstern Bluff

Tyler Hollmer-Cross - deep as

Average rating of 4.69 from 351 votes

Shipstern Bluff

Spot Location: Tasmania > Tasmania > Shipstern Bluff

Date Taken: 5th January 2009. 40852 page views since 5th November 2009.

Big Wave Rating Primary Swell Secondary Swell Wind (+ Gusts) Weather
4.5ft 16s 246.72° 8ft 10s 0.7ft 10s 12
mph
Sunny 67°f
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nathanfrench Mar 10, 2011 Rating: 0

Nutty wave and photographer! Sick one!

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Sponger Luggy May 29, 2010 Rating: 2

This is sooooooooooo SICK!!!!!!

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millerdr Dec 24, 2009 Rating: 1

Anyone on this site ever surfed here? Seems super gnar but no one's died there. Teahopoo, Mavs, Pipe, Waimea, all have killed people. I think its just a matter of time, Ours, Shippies, Aileens. Hope not though!

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Sneakybadger Dec 24, 2009 Rating: 1

I guess the fact that it is less surfed by less people and for a lesser amount of time, like you say though, time and the chaos factor will likely see some unfortunate mishaps!

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ixlr8 Nov 11, 2009 Rating: 1

whoa,gives me chicken skin just looking. As I am sitting in Daytona Beach waiting on the offshores to clean up our 1meter crap

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Coelacanth Nov 12, 2009 Rating: 0

It's one meter up there? Lucky bastard...I'm on my way!

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SurfingChimp Nov 9, 2009 Rating: 1

It's not if the rider made it out alive, it's did the camera man end up down the falls as well?

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CosmicDebris Nov 10, 2009 Rating: 1

Agreed Surfing Chimp. I took balls to take off on that wave but I think it took bigger balls to hang on that lip to get the shot. I bet it's the last photo we see from this guy.

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southFLsurfer Nov 9, 2009 Rating: -2

he didnt make it out

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the capt Nov 11, 2009 Rating: 1

SFRider - He made it out. This is part of a 20 shot series. Both Tyler HollmerX, the rider, and the photographer made it through this situation - a testimony to skill and local knowledge perhaps? Can you accept that?

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Will Nov 8, 2009 Rating: -1

I don't care how bad I get thrashed around, I want that

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Cold Water Surfer Nov 8, 2009 Rating: 1

Stunning photo in every respect. Could those of you out there (and you know who you are!) who rated this a 1 please have the balls to let the rest of us know why...

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40 Nov 12, 2009 Rating: -1

there's always idiots who don't either understand how rating goes or are just close minded fucks who get thire fix when putting down someone's hard efforts. insane photo, i love it!

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Harv Nov 8, 2009 Rating: -1

splendid

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greg77 Nov 7, 2009 Rating: -3

In the words of an old friend....'I just vomited on my penis'

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Ilovedasurf Nov 7, 2009 Rating: 1

sick forking sick!!!!

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Mark Nov 7, 2009 Rating: 1

hectic

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Kiwi John Nov 6, 2009 Rating: -3

Call of Duty, Modern Warfare II is out on Tuesday! (Random I know, but just a reminder)

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Kiwi John Nov 11, 2009 Rating: 0

Seriously mate, get it, online is truly unbelievable.

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Sneakybadger Nov 11, 2009 Rating: 1

On the previous line of convo (and i'll probably be chastised for this), i really don't like Call of Duty, to clunky! Give me Resistance 2, Halo or Unreal any day! Not forgetting Doom 2, but thats for different reasons :)

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Kiwi John Nov 8, 2009 Rating: 1

The full circle evolution of our time on this planet....start out pathetic and dependant shiting and pissing all over yourself and end up that way too! I'm off to the coast to wash out those marbles.

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the vanity project Nov 8, 2009 Rating: 1

Feel at liberty to pee in your wetsuit guilt free John. With all the toddlers and OAPs in the pool you won’t have been the first to break the seal.

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Kiwi John Nov 8, 2009 Rating: 1

Touche VP. I may just go down there, stand up straight on my board drifting in amongst the OAP's doing laps and salute the life gaurds.

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the vanity project Nov 8, 2009 Rating: 1

Well you are a longboarder KiwiJohn so you should find something!

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mantis Nov 7, 2009 Rating: -1

I'm a little ashamed to admit this but I'm ross's dad and that bitch ho he calls mummy betta have my money!

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Kiwi John Nov 7, 2009 Rating: 4

Ok Dad, i'll just pop down to Ponds Forge swimming baths and see what the swells like.

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Rosshargreaves Nov 7, 2009 Rating: 6

shut the fuck up and go surfing!

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mantis Nov 7, 2009 Rating: -2

watch out guys, the website police are about cracking down on any topic nonwave related(see below). I got busted. Though I must say call of duty 1 is my favorite game when I do break out the PS

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the vanity project Nov 7, 2009 Rating: 1

Whoa there, slow down porkchop. I still haven’t completed “Pippa Funnell: The Stud Farm Inheritance” yet.

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tas Nov 6, 2009 Rating: 2

mantis im a tassie living in ireland, the waves are very similar the water temp very similar , the weather pretty much the same and the people are similar as well, Tasmanian Beer is better.

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tas Nov 7, 2009 Rating: 1

irish ales are shit and guiness is a stout so that doesnt count. My irish mates love boags premo they say it is best beer they have ever tasted

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mantis Nov 6, 2009 Rating: -1

well, I like to think I have an open mind. I have noted the comments. Points taken. and as mentioned below, I am constantly being surprised by surf pics from up there. the only thing I find hard to believe is Aussie beer being better than Irish. Dont tell me you prefer Cascade or Tasmanian Bitter over an Irish ale? I though that was something that part of the world had on us down unda

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Granny Nov 6, 2009 Rating: -1

Mantis my friend, your comments are always patriotic and proud. But sounds like your travel experience may be some what limited. Im aussie and proud living in the UK and let me tell you that although im sure shipstern's is just plain banana's,the Irish have plenty on offer. Search a little longer, travel a little further.

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clarkysurf Nov 20, 2009 Rating: 1

Well, dont read it then! quality photo by the way

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mantis Nov 7, 2009 Rating: 0

actually we all discuss many things besides waves caho. heres an idea, mind your business. fag

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cahofseth Nov 7, 2009 Rating: -1

no one cares about you. its a surf site. we only care about the waves. not your bio

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mantis Nov 6, 2009 Rating: -1

(there are other countries I have visited and/or lived in but I dont see the point in rambling on about myself. If you want to know more about me, read my profile)

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mantis Nov 6, 2009 Rating: 1

(and if thats not bad enough, I made the mistake and married an Indo gal so I have spent a lot of time on different islands there too. But I have never been to England. Some day)

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mantis Nov 6, 2009 Rating: 1

(I only became an aussie recently. I am actually a kiwi yank. Dont tell anyone)

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Dicer Nov 6, 2009 Rating: 1

I can hear the reef crack! Top skills for the capt! Did you get lipped by that? it's draining all is weight on that shelf, such a good angle...

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mcdonaldstray Nov 7, 2009 Rating: 0

i agree with you, its a sick angle! reminds me of one of those moments when you just get over the shoulder and look back to see someone getting pitted off their nuts..

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Javierorti Nov 6, 2009 Rating: 1

SImply..just a perfect frame and perfect momento! WUJUUU!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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mantis Nov 6, 2009 Rating: -1

I was reading a comment from one of our Irish comrads comparing Ireland waves to Aus and how superior Irish waves are in power, size, shape. I just have one question Irish dude-can I buy some pot?

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40 Nov 12, 2009 Rating: -1

might be a mistake to mix surf photos from ireland and england.

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40 Nov 12, 2009 Rating: -1

might be a mistake to mix surf photos from ireland and england.

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bugs972 Nov 11, 2009 Rating: 1

P.S. that was in response to Mantis last comment

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bugs972 Nov 11, 2009 Rating: 1

fair comment

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mantis Nov 9, 2009 Rating: 0

...and thats not all. I hear the Gaylicks come down from the hills at night and they can be very aggressive. I guess a chastity belt for the arsehole is highly recommended especially when traveling the moors at night

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mantis Nov 9, 2009 Rating: 0

and thats not all. I hear the Gaylicks come down out of the hills at night and they can be very aggressive. I guess a chastity belt for the arsehole is a must when vacationing in Ireland

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Rory99 Nov 8, 2009 Rating: 1

ya no pot either, in the whole country.. and reli crowdd surf... don't advise to come here haha

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Portpipe Nov 7, 2009 Rating: 1

haha fair dues.

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mantis Nov 7, 2009 Rating: -1

well, in all honesty portapotty, should I be so fortunate to travel to beautiful majestic Ireland, it will be with my trout pole. I dont own a wetsuit and I just think I have all the good surf I need here and in Indo

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mantis Nov 7, 2009 Rating: 0

well, in all honesty portapot, should I been so fortunate to travel to beatiful majestic Ireland, it will be with my trout pole. I dont own a wetsuit and I just think I have all the good surf I need here and in Indo

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mantis Nov 7, 2009 Rating: 0

but why photoshop crap? I dont get it. I mean, if there was something to be envious about, I could see your point. Though I have noticed a couple of good pics being passed of as Ireland. keeping the dream alive huh?

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Portpipe Nov 6, 2009 Rating: 1

theyre all photoshopped manteets, dont believe everything you see on the tinterweb

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mantis Nov 6, 2009 Rating: 1

I am always pleasantly surprised by some of the photos I see of Ireland/England surf. Dont get me wrong

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Sneakybadger Nov 6, 2009 Rating: 1

Not to mention the tar pits, don't want you vw campers stuck in them, it will ruin the 5 grand paint job!

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Portpipe Nov 6, 2009 Rating: 4

tis true. irish waves are crap, mushy, blown out and cold. you dont want to come here you'd be disappointed. dispite what people say about sharks too, theres a plenty

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berodnus Nov 6, 2009 Rating: 0

that is tits

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.....SPARTACUS!! Nov 5, 2009 Rating: 0

slightly off center....the pic and the rider.

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.....SPARTACUS!! Nov 8, 2009 Rating: 0

that comment was a tard trap! ......heading home with my limit on that one. of course you get half Papa : ) ....you can have the stinky one!

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patrickb360 Nov 6, 2009 Rating: -3

...ur off center ...F**in tool. Like I said before your a nerd. Where r ur surf pics? I would love to see em.

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Portpipe Nov 6, 2009 Rating: 0

tried that myself but no pap, the the world is lost

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Papa Chambo Nov 6, 2009 Rating: 0

Can't believe you took squirls comment seriously. Dear oh dear, what is the world coming to. +1 back old boy.

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berodnus Nov 6, 2009 Rating: -1

that's a stupid thing to say given the actual wave and the surfer riding it

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Portpipe Nov 6, 2009 Rating: 1

move your computer screen to the left a bit and its grand. you wouldnt notice at all

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Matt Wright Nov 6, 2009 Rating: 1

who cares if it's off center that photographer some major guts to get a shot like that, especially at that break!

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farscapes Nov 5, 2009 Rating: 2

Captain, my Captain. If I wore hats, I would be doffing mine to you right now. I salute you for a truly lovely image.

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wrinkle4evr Nov 5, 2009 Rating: -1

omg that is so heavy almost as heavy as the new spot x rays!

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goofysurf Nov 7, 2009 Rating: 1

onoes

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Petethemeat Nov 7, 2009 Rating: 1

is it "oh my god" or "oh my gosh"? "Oh my gosh" gives me the heebiejeebies.

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soutie Nov 6, 2009 Rating: -1

WYTBW?

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Sneakybadger Nov 6, 2009 Rating: 1

ROFL ROFEL ROFFEL ROFFLE ruffle!

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Portpipe Nov 6, 2009 Rating: -1

BTW....WTF?

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Hawddy Nov 5, 2009 Rating: 0

like OMG man. OMG

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goofybwoiii123 Nov 5, 2009 Rating: 1

INSANE SHOT

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BritishQuadFish Nov 5, 2009 Rating: 0

:O He is so deep in that, his heart rate must be going through the roof! Hope he makes it, big props all the rider and the camera man!

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gregsurfers.ink Nov 5, 2009 Rating: 1

gigity

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clubber lang Nov 5, 2009 Rating: 2

PERFECTION! actually no thanks. i wouldn't fancy being the shooter trying to get a deep shot on that baste

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westmonster Nov 5, 2009 Rating: 4

Um, no thank you, I don't want any part of this wave...time to curl up in the fetal position and mumble incoherently for a bit...

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Spongerdudette Nov 7, 2009 Rating: 1

lol

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noffy Nov 5, 2009 Rating: -1

Big props to all who have ridden this wave!!!

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Bobby Desilva Nov 5, 2009 Rating: 1

Right in the heart of the monster, great shot!

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justmilo Nov 5, 2009 Rating: 1

looks like whoever took this shot went over the falls...

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Portpipe Nov 5, 2009 Rating: 1

a flying 5!! thats what the face of shippies looks like. awesome shot

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Harv Nov 5, 2009 Rating: 1

Unreal....

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P Marchant Nov 5, 2009 Rating: 0

This capture will definitely fly the the ratings.

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the edge Nov 5, 2009 Rating: 0

fantastic

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