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Awesome, thank you! Chopes is so crazy!
John N says:
Well writen and informative. Thank you!
Laird did not pioneer Chopes. It had been ridden by locals like Raimana long before Laird dipped his tow-in (pun intended). You are correct in stating that it took years to get Laird out there, but tow crews had been hitting this spot way before Lairds awesome ride. No disrespect to Laird, he is arguably the worlds best big wave surfer and his first whip into Chopes was most likely the heaviest the wave had ever been ridden up to that point.
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