Big-wave break, usually a reef, located well beyond the normal surf zone. Cloudbreaks come into full form only during the biggest storms, and more often than not go unridden—although tow-in surfing, developed in the early 1990s, has slowly brought more cloudbreak locations into play. Outside Log Cabins on the North Shore of Oahu is one of the best-known cloudbreak waves. "Outer reef" is often used...

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