Brooding leviathan that ramps up swell size thanks to an abrupt transition from deep to reef. Powerful and moody, it’s a cavernous barrel ride when a medium to large SW-W swell hits, making it a good training ground for big-wave junkies on longer boards. As a bonus, when everywhere else is flat, small rippable left walls and even some rights can be had on S-SW swells, but there’s no clear channel and getting cleaned up going right is a given. NE-E or no wind is required, since hanging up in the lip is ill-advised. On the northern curve of Pototogat Island, a more approachable left called Hookers concaves around the reef and is offshore in SE winds.