Monster Waves at Shipsterns Bluff Tasmania, 13 March, 2006

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13 March, 2006: Just two weeks before the cut-off date for the 2006 Billabong XXL Global Big Wave Awards presented by Monster Energy, a handful of the world’s best surfers have battled monstrous surf off the Southern tip of Tasmania in Australia over the weekend.

With swells reaching 5m (15-18ft), a group of big wave adventurers including three times world champion Andy Irons (Haw), former world number two Joel Parkinson (Coolangatta), young Australian charger Laurie Towner (Angourie), Dylan Longbottom (Gold Coast) and Brendan Margieson (Gold Coast) towed and paddled into heaving caverns at Shipsterns Bluff, a rarely surfed isolated right hander named after the 100ft cliff which towers over the break.



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