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Inside the Monster: the documentary on the heavy waves of Teahupo’o, Tahiti

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EVER been surfing? Ever felt the rush of riding a wave? Ever felt the sickening thrill of being pulled by an incredible force and made to feel very small? Inside the Monster is a 25-minute documentary on Teahupo’o, Tahiti, “home of the heaviest waves in the world”. This reef break can be deadly.

The semi circular nature of the leading edge of the reef drops down sharply to a second stage around 10 metres in depth. This upper profile of the reef creates the ‘below water’ effect of the breaking wave. 

Spotter: INSIDE THE MONSTER from gilles HUCAULT on Vimeo, via Kottke

Posted: 5th, September 2013 | In: Sports | Comment