Some surf locations need no introduction, however, if you're still unsure let me just say it's one of the wildest and most dangerous locations in the world for surfer and photographer. Great whites don't seem to mind the bitterly cold conditions.
A complex beast with it's own idiosyncrasies - formed out of deep water, powerful and strong. An ocean swell that meets with an irregular shaped rock bottom causing a series of steps - ledges and holes that have to be negotiated at your own peril. A set of skills that need to be applied if you're to make it to the bottom of each one - to then negotiate the next ledge.
There's a definite commitment required to take on these death slabs. A small crew exists, a breed of fearless wave hunters, Southern Lords that have defined the very meaning of hard core. Enduring some of the most extreme beatings you could imagine, they pursue their passion at a great personal cost.
This is a salute to those who dare take the drop...
Images from a two day session with crew of Mick Corbett and his tow partner Jarryd Foster. Paddle Surf wave animal Sandy Ryan. Local legend Tyler Hollmer-Cross and big wave rider Danny Griffiths and many other locals.
Many thanks to Wild Ocean Tasmania (private charter).
My gear: Nikon D4s with Nikkor 80-400 mm f/4.5-5.6, Aquatech Delphin D4 Waterhousing