Tahiti might be known for as the ultimate get-away spot in the world but to surfers it is also known as the home of the world’s scariest wave called “Teahupoo” and while it might not equal other well known waves in height it surpasses them in raw power.
Where the other famous waves funnel their power into height Teahupoo channels its power into thickness which for surfers trying to conquer it and end up falling it feels like the power of the whole ocean is steamrolling over you. Another scary factor is that Teahupoo can break over very shallow water which means that just below the surface is fields of razor-sharp coral.
Most recently Teahupoo was hit with a mammoth swell that happened just as 32 of the world’s top competitive surfers were doing their thing which was caught on video. Normally that might be really cool to watch but this video was all slow-motion video caught using the super slow motion camera by Phantom.
As one commenter said on the video’s YouTube page
Lets just take a moment to reflect. A 30 foot wall. Made of water. Just hanging there.
No kidding but you can see for yourself.