• Adventure Division Tames South Oz Slabs

Josiah Shmucker may have missed a finals berth in the annual Billabong Big Waves Awards, but he has still managed to land a prized catch back home.

The sets peaked around 12 foot, with Laurie Towner pulling into one of the waves of the day. The session turned out to be the best of the Adventure Division's journey down to South Australia, an area regarded as one of the surf world greatest untapped resources.