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TheCollective's photo of Shipstern Bluff

Sam boon and that unmistakable landscape we love

Average rating of 4.44 from 50 votes

Shipstern Bluff

Spot Location: Tasmania > Tasmania > Shipstern Bluff

Date Taken: 6th July 2010. 14540 page views since 9th July 2010.

Big Wave Rating Primary Swell Secondary Swell Wind (+ Gusts) Weather
17.5ft 14s 239.32°     15
mph
Brief Showers 52°f
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haglee Jul 16, 2010 Rating: 1

Awsome pic,would have been nice to see the colours though

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bluemarkus Jul 14, 2010 Rating: 0

why is it called shipstern bluff anyway ? is there some shipwreck ?

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Coelacanth Jul 15, 2010 Rating: 1

Well...my comment rating is up to 0.09 now!...and I'm feelin' pritty good about it...so thank you for that vote dudette!

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Spongerdudette Jul 15, 2010 Rating: -1

Oi cheeky leave it out ;) But the funny thing is that after reading your first comment I did try to find out about it. Could it possibily be something to do with the SS Tararua that sunk in 1891????? And this place has been name Ship's Stern Bluff because not only does the cliff face look like the stern of a ship but some form of memorial/recognition of the wreck???? Really don't know soooooo maybe a local could enlighten us more!! But Coelocanth I hadn't even notice that until you pointed it out, so +1 for you :)

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Spongerdudette Jul 15, 2010 Rating: 0

Oh btw until you said Coelocanth I hadn't even noticed that lol :)

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Spongerdudette Jul 15, 2010 Rating: 0

Oi cheeky leave it out ;) But the funny thing is that after reading your first comment I did try to find out about it. Could it possibily be something to do with the SS Tararua that sunk in 1891???? Really don't know soooooo maybe a local could enlighten us more!!

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Coelacanth Jul 15, 2010 Rating: 2

But I'd like to hear what Spongerdudette thinks about the shipwreck theory.;)

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Coelacanth Jul 15, 2010 Rating: 5

I'm gonna make a wild guess here and say maybe that bluff on the right reminded someone of an old ship's(think Spanish galleon...or maybe that 'Mutiny On The Bounty' ship...'The Bounty'...Dohhh!)stern.

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MantaWave Jul 14, 2010 Rating: 1

Some people just don't give 5's, apparently.

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Portpipe Jul 14, 2010 Rating: 1

if i like it, it gets a 5 if i dont like it i dont vote. this is defo a 5er

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Kiwi John Jul 13, 2010 Rating: -1

I agree with Seahog, you get the full picture with this one. I don't ever want to surf here, for two reasons, 1) it's in Oz! 2) I would die!

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Kiwi John Jul 15, 2010 Rating: 1

If I had to choose a place to die it would be going over the falls at Teahupoo, I would go with a smile (that you would have to scrape out of the coral)

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Zippy Jul 14, 2010 Rating: 1

the chances of almost killing yourself at this place are epic, not to mention the sharky waters!! but then again the reward for making it would be something special, not that i'm ever going to know

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Seahog Jul 13, 2010 Rating: 4

Nice to see the backdrop here. I've seen many pictures of waves here but never the landscape. Truely Awesome! Thanks.

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Suction Cup Jul 10, 2010 Rating: 1

Obscence

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Suction Cup Jul 10, 2010 Rating: 1

Obscene. It it, truly - great pic!

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