The Billabong rpo at Teahupoo in Tahiti has largely been on hold this week bar one day of surfing.
However yesterday ( Saturday 27th August) the big swell that was predicted hit. True to form the big wave teams turned up and set about launching themselves into insane huge barrels.
There were many stories of heavy wipeouts and surfers being dragged across the reef – one having his life vest ripped off! The waves were certainly heavy…
Watch the video footage below