Just a couple of days ago we featured Chippa Wilson performing a chop hop ollie over a rock on a foam surfboard and to be honest we were pretty impressed. However today we have seen a video that makes Chippa’s jump look like child’s play with only a moderate element of risk. In order to make the humble chop hop really dangerous it should be done over a surfer making their way out to the line-up, just as Brazillian surfer Thiago Camarão did in the video clip below!
With a ridiculous amount of complacency and a bucketful of confidence, Thiago, who is known as Shrimpy, effortlessly pulls off the jump at full speed and in full flow as he surfs his way along the shoulder. The post below Thiago’s YouTube video translates as ‘Skipping a person who stood in front , a decision without thinking but it all worked out’. The surfer paddling out seems to either have an unfaltering belief in Thiago’s talents or is completely oblivious to the approaching hellman. It isn’t a pretty thought, thinking about what might have been, had Thiago not pulled the ollie off.
You can see Thiago’s jump in the video featured below, what do you think of this unusual trick – reckless or the work of a true professional? What would you think if someone did that over you as you paddled out?