Indicator: 22-25 ft (2005) - super fun. Huge. Crazy lineup clearing rouges
The Cove: 20ft (2010) - awesome. Easiest big wave i know of to surf. Huge channel next to it
Calafia: 15 ft, 2004 - fu**ing nuts. A death trap in the pacific.
fifteen ft.... a couple times. that's doh plus... in pr and here, believe it or not. Grew up in Cape May, and never surfed anything that big until I moved up here. The surf here in Monmouth county is much bigger and more powerful, in general. But the surf in Cape May county is much more performance oriented. It's generally cleaner and softer, and much more ripable. Up here it's bigger and more barreling. sometimes it's not about how big. It's about how good. size is just a plus.
sometimes it's not about how big. It's about how good. size is just a plus.
on a more serious note:
I've probably surfed a couple 10 footers (DOH in my books) in the 5 years or so ive been surfing. I watched people surf 20ft+ Mavs (from the beach) but there is no chance in hell I would ever paddle out there!!! if anyone on this forum would ever have the balls to surf Mavericks, I would be very surprised and almost call them a liar! hahaha