Teahupo‘o Erupts!

Raimana Van Bastolaer sets up for a gi-normous barrel... Photo: Humbert

Raimana Van Bastolaer sets up for a gi-normous barrel... Photo: Humbert

Raimana knows that at Teahupo‘o, you gotta pay to play. Photo: Humbert

Raimana knows that at Teahupo‘o, you gotta pay to play. Photo: Humbert

ASP World Tour battler Michel "Spartan" Bourez scops the carnage with Teiva Joyeux. Photo: Humbert

ASP World Tour battler Michel "Spartan" Bourez scopes the carnage with Teiva Joyeux. Photo: Humbert

Don't look back! Photo: Humbert

Don't look back! Koa Smith plays with the big boys. Photo: Humbert

Raimana Van Bastolaer ruling opening day 2010 at Teahupo‘o... Photo: Humbert

Raimana Van Bastolaer ruling opening day 2010 at Teahupo‘o... Photo: Humbert

King in his castle—Raimana Van Bastolaer. Photo: Humbert

King in his castle—Raimana Van Bastolaer. Photo: Humbert

Why's the water not crystal clear as usual? It's because when it gets big enough, the waves wash onto land sucking back with them, dirt, bushes, and sometimes contest scaffoldings. Photo: Humbert

Why's the water not crystal clear like it usually is? It's because when it gets big enough, the waves wash onto land sucking back with them, dirt, bushes, and sometimes contest scaffoldings. Brazilian charger Danilo Couto. Photo: Humbert

The view from the channel at Teahupo‘o... where you and should have been Wednesday, March 17!

The view from the channel at Teahupo‘o... where you and should have been Wednesday, March 17!

Thierry Domenech. Photo: Humbert

Vetea "Poto" David. Photo: Humbert

Vetea "Poto" David. Photo: Humbert

Manoa Drollet. Photo: Humbert

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