Tasmania is a bit of a sleeper surf spot. The area is best known for its monster of a wave out at Shipstern Bluff—you know, the 30-foot wave with a mini-wave inside of it. Anyways, it turns out Tasmania has more than wave-ception with a nice selection of rowdy breaks. Thanks to the crew at Adelio Wetsuits, we get a deeper insight into the surf culture on this quirky little island.
Occasionally, a few lucky rivers in the world experience a scenario in which a large wave of water barrels upstream against the natural current. This rare phenomenon is known as a tidal bore, and sometimes these waves can get moving up to 25 miles per hour. As you've probably guessed, they’re fun to catch a ride on. Most people surf them, but it turns out hydrofoiling does the trick too. In fact, it might be a better vehicle of choice for maximizing the wave. Just watch as hydrofoiler
The Wedge is scary on a small day. And on a big day? Absolutely terrifying. However, that doesn't seem to deter the dozens of boogie boarders and surfers who risk life and limb there on a regular basis. Perhaps the convenience of an in-town wave at Newport Beach is enough to overpower their instincts of self-preservation, or maybe they like the crowds which gather to watch people get mauled. RELATED: 'Lost in Though' is a Full Length Independent Surf Film Because of The Wedge's unconventional
Cigarette butts seem to be everywhere. With an estimated 4.5 TRILLION cigarettes littered every year, it’s no surprise we come across them so frequently. This isn’t good news for aquatic life as the chemicals found in cigarette butts are toxic to fish and microorganisms. Cigarette butts also contain cellulose acetate, a form of plastic. That means they never fully decompose. Yikes. RELATED: 12-Year-Old Sierra Kerr is a Surfing Powerhouse So why do so many people toss them on the ground