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Biggest Gnarliest Waves Ever Ridden?

"This day at Teahupoo -- Aug 27th 2011 during the Billabong Pro waiting period -- is what many are calling 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: http://www.chrisbryanfilms.com"
Suggestion: turn off the music score here and play pumping rock 'n roll or whatever on a cd player. I played Rod Stewart's "Hot Legs."
Thanks to Richard Olsen; subject of his email to me was "…you must take a moment with this…"


bayrider said...

Probably the most beautiful and deadly wave in the world. Like riding the crack of doom. None of those riders made it out of the barrel, too bad Laird wasn't there. It's amazing to me that boats can sit undisturbed right at the edge of this break and film the whole thing.

I read this recently, very enjoyable, it's mostly about Laird Hamilton and his buddies chasing the world's biggest waves.

The Wave: In Pursuit of the Rogues, Freaks and Giants of the Ocean

Anonymous said...

Rod Stewart's "Hot Legs" instead of that beautiful score?.....Come on Lloyd, are you kidding?

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