Shaun is one of those extreme sportsmen who risk life and limb surfing Australia's biggest wave at Shipstern Bluff in Tasmania.
Getting dumped on a wave this size can lead to an absolute thrashing.
On the other hand - surfing a great barrel on a wave this size is an experience of a lifetime.
Starring - Shaun Wallbank.
Camera - Tim Chiragakis
Footage of Shaun surfing - Simon Treweek and Cam Green
Photos of young Shaun - David Wallbank
Photos of Shaun on red board - Stu Gibson
Other photos - Kate Huxley
Editing - Lara van Raay
Produced by Lara van Raay
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