Tube Time At Teahupo‘o

No stranger to the "End Of The Road," Kalani Chapman is always on it when Teahupo‘o fires up. Photo: Noyle/SPL

No stranger to the "End Of The Road," Kalani Chapman is always on it when Teahupo‘o fires up. Photo: Noyle/SPL

Laird Hamilton gets in one the action—on a SUP. According to reports, he broke three of the big boards in one day. Photo: Noyle/SPL

Laird Hamilton gets in one the action—on a SUP. According to reports, he broke three of the big boards in one day. Photo: Noyle/SPL

A globe trotting Jaime O'Brien with a sweet no-grab. He would pay the Piper later... Photo: Noyle/SPL

A globe trotting Jaime O'Brien with a sweet no-grab. He would pay the Piper later... Photo: Noyle/SPL

Raimana Van Bastolaer on the wave of the day, again. Photo: Noyle/SPL

Raimana Van Bastolaer. Photo: Noyle/SPL

Raimana Van Bastolaer (same wave as the photo above just the next frame) stading tough despite the cannon-like spit. Photo: Noyle/SPL

Raimana Van Bastolaer (same wave as the photo above just the next frame) standing tough despite the cannon-like spit. Photo: Noyle/SPL

Kiron Jabour on a perfect, three-to-five foot day at Chopes. These are the sessions that Tahitian dreams are made of, at least for us mortals. Photo: Noyle/SPL

Kiron Jabour on a perfect, three-to-five foot day at Chopes. These are the sessions that Tahitian dreams are made of, at least for us mortals. Photo: Noyle/SPL

This is the signal Raimana gives when there's a big set on the horizon...it basically means get your ass in gear and out of the impact zone. Photo: Noyle/SPL

This is the signal Raimana gives when there's a big set on the horizon...it basically means get your ass in gear and out of the impact zone. Photo: Noyle/SPL

Being caught inside on a twelve foot clean up set at Teahupo‘o is one of the most terrifying predicaments in surfing. Adam "Biff" D'Esposito barely made it under this one...his board didn't however. Photo: Noyle/SPL

Being caught inside on a twelve foot clean up set at Teahupo‘o is one of the most terrifying predicaments in surfing. Adam "Biff" D'Esposito barely made it under this one...his board didn't however. Photo: Noyle/SPL

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