Category Archives: Chopes

Pacific’s Cortes Bank is full of big-wave surprises

Fred Swegles The Orange County Register Oct 20, 2011 For surfers who ride big waves, perhaps the most enticing, terrifying and humbling spot on Earth is a sunken island in open ocean 100 miles off the Southern California coast. Cortes … Continue reading

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Waimea Bay January 22, 2014

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Pipeline Live Stream: Waves expected to Reach 40 to 50 Feet

HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) – Giant waves with 40 to 50 foot faces are starting to roll into north shore beaches. The National Weather Service says that an intense storm northwest of the Hawaiian Islands triggered this super swell. Waves from the storm … Continue reading

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Chopes Worst Wipeouts from Teahupo’o Tahiti

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Celebrating the Life of Buttons Kaluhiokalani at Malibu Paddle Out

  Montgomery “Buttons” Kaluhiokalani, a Hawaiian surfing legend immortalized at Malibu, November 9th, 2013 It is with great sadness that Buttons Kaluhiokalani passed away in California, surrounded by his family and friends. Buttons was diagnosed with Stage 4 Lung Cancer. … Continue reading

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Deep Water – Teahupo’o – Koa Rothman goes huge at Chopes

Great Deep Water video from Patagonia Koa Rothman barrels huge in the Teahupoo session.  Kealii Mamala barrels in the cloud at Chopes. Chopes surf picked up to huge walls later in the session.  Laird Hamilton and Manoa Drollet share a … Continue reading

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Garrett McNamara Withdraws from Billabong XXL Awards

Hawaiian charger cites issue with event sponsorship and lack of industry support Every surfer in the world – as well as any TV-watching non-surfer – – knows that Garrett McNamara caught a giant wave off Nazare, Portugal in late January. … Continue reading

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Peter Mel Wins Mavericks

  Today was not death-defying Maverick’s. There were no multiple-wave hold-downs. No dramatic rescues. No one swept off the jetty. Only one broken board. (Rusty Long, heat one.) It was so lully, in fact, that the second (50-minute) heat of … Continue reading

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Protecting and developing Oahu’s famous North Shore

Jan 13, 2013 NORTH SHORE, Hawaii – Turtle Bay Resort on the North Shore of the island of Oahu in Hawaii has a guiding philosophy for its future – “Tomorrow’s Ahupua’a.” Ancient Hawaiians used a concept of land division, called … Continue reading

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Surfline: Apocalypse Swell: All Paddle Edition – Cortes Bank

Apocalypse Swell: All Paddle Edition Cortes Bank Wakes UP December 12, 2012 Excellent pictorial spread at Surfline when Cortes Bank turns massive on the huge winter swell December 2012.    With waves hitting 50+ feet, Cortes was definitely in full crank … Continue reading

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