Watch: 'The Next Step' with James McKean

Stu Nettle
Swellnet Dispatch

Back in 2001 Shipstern Bluff - or Fluffytonkas as it was then known - was first broadcast to the world via a magazine spread featuring Mark Mathews, Drew Courtney, and Kieren Perrow. On the boat during that first epic day was a "tow headed young kid", Jimmy McKean.

That session left an impression on young Jimmy who decided he wanted a part of it all. At a young age, Jimmy devoted himself to Shippies, one of the world's best slab breaks, and 17 years later he's still applying himself to the project.

Together with Simon Treweek, they tell this little slice of Tassie history via interview, historical footage, and contemporary action too.