Shipsterns

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Difficulty 10

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Break frequency 3

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108 days a year

Death pit Wave

Wave Direction

Swell Direction

5m+ Swell

Wind Direction

Tide

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Username: longinus

Date created: 14/07/2008

recommended board

general information

A tricky wave to locate and one to definetly research. embarking upon a session here is not something you should undertake lightly. Back up crew, tow in gear, impact vest and most importantly, a medivac strategy are things you need to have in place before getting wet.

Koby Aberton lists this as one of the 50 most dangerous waves in the world, there is a lot to gain in successfully riding one of these oceanic slabs but a lot to loose as well if it all goes pear shaped. Be rutheless in assessing your abilities before you even contemplate paddling out here.

Wave length

100-200m

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1-10

Best months

March - September

Equipment

Body Board, gun, Rhino Chaser, Tow In

Wave type

Death pit

Access

Long Paddle, Boat/Jet Ski

Hazards

Urchins, Reef/Rock, Very Isolated, Rips

5 Day Forecast

5 day forecast not available.

Air - Sea - Swell - Wind

  • 3/2 steamer
  • 3/2 steamer
  • 4/3 steamer
  • 4/3 steamer

NW

0M / F6

NW

0M / F6

SW

0M / F6

NE

0M / F7

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