The Widow Maker

Folks, deep in the southern Tasmanian wilderness, quite some considerable distance away from the end of the road lies this gem of a place, known by the locals asThe Widow Maker. The reason they call it the Widow Maker is that this point is lined with dead trees that were burnt out by a massive bushfire over a decade ago. Forest workers call those trees widow makers because they represent a constant threat and tend to fall very randomly and unexpectadly, so the story go’s. If you enjoyed this image, stop in and check out all the other classic surf line ups in the same gallery, here.

Surfing the deep southern wilderness of South West National Park, in Tasmania, Australia.

Surfing the deep southern wilderness of South West National Park, in Tasmania, Australia.

2 Responses to “The Widow Maker”

  1. This is just so beautiful, such a great capture. I love your photos, I am an Australian living overseas, and they make me feel like I’m back at home!
    I miss the ocean, I think it’s a huge part of every Australians soul….Thanks again!

  2. admin says:

    It sure is. The beach is a major, major part of the average Australian syche. Coming from Tassy though, I do love the wild places like in this picture of the widow Maker.

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