4 Comments

Katrina says:
Awesome, thank you! Chopes is so crazy!

John N says:
Well writen and informative. Thank you!

Sean says:
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.

Nick says:
The largest wave I caught was either: Hurricane Bill 2009. After spending all summer surfing everyday, the hurricane season rolled in with a huge storm 850 miles off the Atlantic Coast. Surfers from around the world flew in. Macnamara was at Ruggles in Rhode Island. You can watch his session on Youtube. I headed to my go to location of the Jersey shore. The first day was closed out. And then came Saturday, word made it made it my way that the breaks were much better at Long Beach State Park, which proved to be an epic decision. Im guessing anywhere between 12-20 ft. Something about the sandbar on made the breaks much further out, not to mention it was closest to the Barnegut Bay Inlet. Paddled out to a massive set, the following day was Sunday and was the most beautiful thing I’ve seen for sets. The second was Sunset Beach, NC. right before Hurricane Irene made its way. The direction of the Storm and wind direction made for this dreamlike state of these peaks , usually about 50 yards in length. Completely dense fog, that added to the surreal ness, you could hardly judge what was coming up. Light offshore breeze, made for those peaks to reach the same size of Bills, but just a completely different organized wave pattern. Two perfectly timed storms.





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