Chopes Bears Balaram Stack: A Dark Star In A Screaming Blue Hole
The wave at the end of the road’s had a slow start. Over the weekend however, Chopes brightened and set out too devour anyone to slow to pull from its depths. “The swell was an odd one,” lensman Dom Mosqueira tells Stab. “We were quizzical about the size and how it would come in. When we woke up there were no signs of it bombing. It was surprising how big the sets were. They weren’t huge but were great for paddling, if you had the patience to sit in position as the locals charged. Bal had messaged me to find out about the swell and was stoked when it delivered. He stayed on the outside most of the day hunting the bigger sets in-between the locals. I knew he was skilled but watching him style through critical foam balls was so good to witness.” Here, B-Stack sits deep in the void as it prepares to spit over the shallows.