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Latitude: 41° 27.637' N
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You can only access this break by boat or PWC because it is two miles offshore from Sachuest Point in Rhode Island Sound.
Easy to find?Don't know
Public access?Public access
Special accessBy boat only
Alternative name Elbow
Wave qualityTotally Epic
ExperiencePros or kamikaze only...
FrequencyRarely break (5day/year)
DirectionRight and left
PowerFast, Powerful, Ledgey
Normal lengthVery Long (300 to 500 m)
Good day lengthVery Long (300 to 500 m)
Good swell directionSouthWest, South
Good wind directionNorth, NorthEast
Swell sizeStarts working at 3m-3.5m / 10ft-12ft and holds up to 5m / 16 ft and over
Best tide positionAll tides
Best tide movementRising and falling tides
- Rips / undertow
- Man-made danger (buoys etc..)
You need to be ready to handle a wipeout that could hold you underwater for up to a minute depending on how big the waves are. You also need to be assisted by a PWC at all teams and it is a good idea to go with a team of at least five people in case of an emergency. Watch the wave for a while so you know how far out the waves break and how far out the set waves break. You do not want to get caught inside here because of how heavy the wave is. You could probably paddle into a wave here with a 10 ft gun, but so far people have only towed in here.
This spot is very intimidating because you are far offshore. There is a lot of marine life out there and there are sharks out there. Although, no human has ever been attacked by a shark in the state of Rhode Island.
I have seen this wave breaking from cliff-walk and while surfing at Ruggles. I have only seen it breaking during the winter, but it does break during summer hurricane swell. I wouldn't recommend traveling from anywhere outside of the Northeast because you will probably be disappointed, but when it is breaking i guarantee you won't be disappointed. This is the biggest wave in New England and has potential to be the biggest wave on the east coast.
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