A Fisherman’s Hunch

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Tony Harrington and a crew of Australian big wave surfers set sail in a prawn trawler in search of a new wave. Their trip is based on fisherman John Schmucker’s hunch that there is a big wave spot lurking off the coast of a remote island in South Australia near where he catches prawn. Though the trip begins with rough seas of “Perfect Storm” proportions, it ends with the team laying first tracks at the Bosenquet Bombie.