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Massive waves hit surf contest at Teahupoo, Tahiti

Posted by / August 29, 2011


Some of the largest and heaviest waves ever seen in a surf contest were ridden at this year’s Billabong Pro Tahiti contest at Teahupoo. On August 27th a massive southern swell slammed into Teahupoo. The waves ranged up to a healthy 25ft but it is the mass of water above the rider’s head that makes these some of the heaviest waves on earth. The contest was a paddle-in contest but the waves were too big to paddle into and riders were towed into the waves. 10 time world champion Kelly Slater won the contest.

Full story at Billabong Pro.

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Photo credit: Fred Pompermayer

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  • Mario

    Wow look at the size of that first wave. Its huge it almost looks fake. Amazing.