Teahupoo is home to the most dangerous waves in the world and the gnarliest wipeouts. The Tahitian break combines heavy, fast-moving barrels over an incredibly shallow reef that makes taming the waves a difficult and extremely risky process.
And while the contest is currently in progress, following major upsets with only two days and eight surfers left, a new video edit released Friday by SURFING makes Teahupoo look, well, rather peaceful.
“Du Ciel,” named after the French term for “from the sky,” showcases the best of Teahupoo, including stunts like Jamie O’Brien surfing on fire, death-defying rides and, of course, bone-rattling wipeouts.
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