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Biggest Teahupoo Ever

The photo above comes from a video shot by Chris Bryan using a Phantom HD Gold camera. This camera shoots somewhere in the range of 1000 to 1500 fps. And the sucker cost close to $150k if my estimations are correct. I screen grabbed this shot because I was blown away at the angles and close proximity Bryan was able to get to these massive waves. Personally, I don’t think I’d bring my Ferrari of a camera anywhere near a wave the size of a mountain. Here is more info on the video, which can be seen here…


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.

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