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The swell in the bay was junky and setty with a funny wind. However as we rounded the Bluff at Shipstern everything fell into place. The winds dropped right out, the swell was cleaned up, and the sun's radiant rays started to flow our way. Dirty black beasts soon morphed into wild things of beauty, beaming wild blue and green. All the Tassie boys were charging, from Jim Hollmer to Brook Philiips and Benny Richo. Mainland surfers Ryan Hippo, Karl Atkins and Richie Vass made the journey down, amped and ready for the challenge. Nomadic Pom, James Hick, got one of the craziest waves ever seen out here.© 2014 TheCollective.net.au
The swell, directly from the SW @ 24 foot, combined with a 15 second swell period made for some of the thickest waves ever ridden out here. Between 2 and 4pm the swell died off due to the low tide. Hope was restored on the push and we scored the traditional arvo pulse.© 2014 TheCollective.net.au
Richie Vass glides down the boiling twisted glass.© 2014 TheCollective.net.au
The tide was so low, almost half the waves were unsurfable.© 2014 TheCollective.net.au
James Hollmer Cross slots into a clean, inviting pit.© 2014 TheCollective.net.au
James Hollmer Cross on one huge mass of water.© 2014 TheCollective.net.au
Marti P screams through an almost inviting Shipstern pit.© 2014 TheCollective.net.au
Words cannot describe this - just imagine being there and looking down at that explosion.© 2014 TheCollective.net.au
Benny Richardson is one of the more casual surfers out there these days.© 2014 TheCollective.net.au
Richie had some of the worst wipeouts of his life during this session but found some gems in the end.© 2014 TheCollective.net.au
Marti decided this one was just too dry for his tastes...© 2014 TheCollective.net.au
Jy Johannesen swooped in for the arvo session and reaped his reward.© 2014 TheCollective.net.au
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