A Deafening Silence

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It was called Zoo and it was the best wave on Jamaica. But in 2004, Hurricane Ivan strafed the island. Zoo was one of the storm’s untold casualties until Chris Dixon sat down with Billy Wilmot, who pioneered the break, grew to acclaim because of it, and then found himself stranded in the lineup on its dying day.