The Mechanics and Science of Shipstern Bluff

The Mechanics and Science of Shipstern Bluff

Here we have Sal Masakela breaking down the science behind it all, from the remote location of Shippies to the wildlife that lives there and some intriguing stats about the wave mechanics, like just how fast you can get moving on that face or the actual volume of water (seriously, they estimated it) is crashing down in a wipeout. “Surfing a wave like Shipstern Bluff gives a sense of satisfaction and relief,” says Mick Fanning, who is on the roster for this year’s Red Bull Cape Fear event. ”But it’s a whole different ball game in an event like Red Bull Cape Fear.

Read more here: The Inertia

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