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posted on 12-7-2005 at 09:47 Reply With Quote
heaviest wave in the world

chopes?
pipe?
shipsterns?
cyclops?
shark island?

come on fellas give us your opinion, or put up any breaks i have forgotten or dont know about.

i rekon chopes, shippies or cyclops dunno though hard to split any of them

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posted on 12-7-2005 at 10:03 Reply With Quote
I would have to say Cyclops, that scares me just looking at it.

I haven't heard of shipsterns before is it usually nicknamed something else?...and wheres is it it?

But then again i reckon the shark island one can get pretty heavy...im confused with which one to say. Sometimes shark island does look like cyclops.

Let's not forget Jaws...im not sure if you can call it a heavy wave because of the way it breaks, i dunno, but it sure is big.






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posted on 12-7-2005 at 11:28 Reply With Quote
Teahapoo for sure...but then again, it's all relative wrt swell direction, size and conditions on the day
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posted on 12-7-2005 at 14:46 Reply With Quote
yeah leo's got it def Teauphoo, it's got a lip as thick as most waves are high, and it just sucks so much it's ridiculous, doesn't look like it should belong on this planet!
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posted on 12-7-2005 at 16:43 Reply With Quote
Teauphoo certainly is pretty mad, but cylops can give it a run for its money too... I think this counts as a pretty thick lip:


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posted on 12-7-2005 at 16:47 Reply With Quote
oh yeh, i forgot Teaphoo That's a very heavy wave.

I've posted the same picture that Justal did somewhere else, and i have to say that it is still my choice for thick and heavy.






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posted on 12-7-2005 at 19:10 Reply With Quote
I thought this was the one you posted Airborne...



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posted on 12-7-2005 at 19:17 Reply With Quote
i thought i made the biggest wave when i fell off again
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posted on 12-7-2005 at 21:04 Reply With Quote
Hehe

Yup justal thats the one i posted ...i know i've seen the one you posted somewhere before as well.

That pic ^ is like ...i know i wouldn't want to be under that lip.






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posted on 13-7-2005 at 11:21 Reply With Quote
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posted on 14-7-2005 at 03:10 Reply With Quote
heres a pic of shipsterns
[IMG]http://img312.imageshack.us/img312/9833/shippies5nq.jpg[/IMG]

heres a pic of chopes
[IMG]http://img312.imageshack.us/img312/4599/chopes9pu.jpg[/IMG]

chopes is a more perfect easier barrell to make i rekon then shippies cause shippies is so much more unpredictable. shippies would most probably be more dangerous cause it is so seculded and breaks infront of a massive cliff and shippies holds way way bigger swells. chopes goes dry more though
overall id say chopes for heaviness but shippies for sketchyness looks so hard to ride that bazz
dont really know that much about cyclops but looks hell think and hollow

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posted on 14-7-2005 at 04:18 Reply With Quote
have any of you fellas been to any of these waves??
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posted on 14-7-2005 at 07:57 Reply With Quote
woah! look at those pics

Pretty waves ...they're also pretty BIG. Im sure theres like 3 waves in one on shippies. Terrifying. Loving the caption at the bottom of the first image: "ridiculous situation"

I still thing the cyclops image shows its thickness off well, sure is hollow, the sea before the wave actually seems to dip down and suck round into the lip, like a big dent or bowl. However i have to say that shippies and chopes pics look hefty, its a very close call because chopes does look extremly big and heavy on that image.

I haven't been to any of these waves before...it would be amazing to see them. One thing is for sure though; i wouldn't dare to enter the water if it was like these pics...even if my mum let me lol.






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posted on 14-7-2005 at 08:07 Reply With Quote
that 2nd cyclops pic posted by justal is sik, have a look at how the wave pitches n throws, its would be damn close to throwing at 90 degrees straightout rather than down, on days like that cyclops is unsurfable from the peak, and how thick is that lip a few foot i rekon

have you guys heard of other heavy wave places such as luna park in Aus, and a break called Dinner Plates in southern NZ?? i got some pics of both, see if i can dig them out

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posted on 14-7-2005 at 09:09 Reply With Quote
yeh that pic is mind blowing, your right booger the lip does seem to defy gravity and chuck out at 90 degrees, and theres nothing holding it up, freaky.

im sure i've heard of luna park and especially dinner plates...but never seen the actual wave or even where its exactly located, maybe you should dig out those pics






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posted on 15-7-2005 at 00:27 Reply With Quote
here are pics of dinner plates and luna park, not that great these pics as they dont capture the tru power of the waves

Dinner Plates
[IMG]http://img193.imageshack.us/img193/8733/260bt.jpg[/IMG]

Luna Park
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Mitch Tompkins at Luna last year

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Brad Hughes at Luna

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posted on 15-7-2005 at 12:49 Reply With Quote
I recon those waves look good. The first image looks to be a clean ride, again both places do look big.

Check the hefty drops when taking off on a bodyboard Especially the Brad Hughes one...im surprised they dont damage their arms or snap their heads back when they land. You gotta be good to handle that, dont use your arms properly and land it then you will get a lot of pain in your ribs etc.

Hehe, the second image of Tompkins looks like he's riding a missile of some kind, not a bodyboard.






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posted on 19-9-2005 at 06:13 Reply With Quote
the south swell that hit chopes a few days back would have to give it a run did u guys see that if not chek out these pics from the swell

http://www.tim-mckenna.com/trips-20050913-135530.html?cat=Teahupoo%20Big

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posted on 7-12-2005 at 15:04 Reply With Quote
Sweet

Teahupoo 9/11 tow-in-session looks so gnarly VERY BIG...i feel the need to put: that was two days before my birthday






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posted on 7-4-2006 at 07:40 Reply With Quote
It has to be cyclops.
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