The Biggest Teahupoo ever on Video
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This day at Teahupoo- Aug 27th 2011 during the Billabong Pro waiting period is what many are calling one of the biggest and gnarliest Teahupoo ever ridden. Chris Bryan was fortunate enough to be there working for Billabong on a day that will go down in the history of big wave surfing. The French Navy labeled this day a double code red prohibiting and threatening to arrest anyone that entered the water.
Kelly Slater described the day by saying "witnessing this was a draining feeling being terrified for other people's lives all day long, it's life or death. Letting go of that rope one time can change your life and not many people will ever experience that in their life."
All images where shot by Chris Bryan using the Phantom HD Gold camera. To see more of Chris' work check out his website. WWW.CHRISBRYANFILMS.COM
Music: Lower Your Eyelids to Die with the Sun' by M83.
by Chris Bryan
Amazing shots from one of the biggest Teahupoo ever and the biggest ever shot on video.
This video is a real must-see and it keeps you very impressed for a long time..
A few tidbits of information about Teahupoo
Teahupoo is an island part of Tahiti, the southern pacific ocean. Within the surf scene it's really well-known for it's heavy waves. Since 1999 ASP world tour event champsions takes place on the island.
If you would like to know some more background information have a look at Surfline coverage.