Famous east coast right, full of power and intensity. Vertical drops, thick bowls and big shut down sections that even work in the regular onshore trade winds. Kelly Slater puts Soup Bowl in his “top 3 waves in the world” thanks to it’s “really good curve that allows all sorts of manoeuvres and airs”. Winter N swells bring the heavy Bowls, while a hurricane S direction may provide the fun Soup part of the name, while still holding excellent shape. No matter what direction, this is a wave of consequence as it shifts up the size scale.
Some days you do need to be Slater to get a set off the dialled-in local crew, but there’s rarely a flat day and average midweek crowds will often be mellow. Another unavoidable constant is the army of urchins on the inside along with the omnipresent NE-E trade-winds.