Tube Time At Teahupo‘o

Ryan Hipwood. If this photo doesn't make you wanna go try your luck in Tahiti you should probably quit surfing right now. Photo: Noyle/SPL

Ryan Hipwood. If this photo doesn't make you wanna go try your luck in Tahiti you should probably quit surfing right now. Photo: Noyle/SPL

Unidentified on one of the last waves of the day—right about the time the big, local tiger shark starts making his rounds around the reef. Photo: Noyle/SPL

FBI bruddah Ryan Galina on one of the last waves of the day—right about the time the big, local tiger shark starts making his rounds around the reef. Kinda makes you reconsider the last caption, huh? Photo: Noyle/SPL

Looking out from the west bowl at Teahupo‘o. Photo: Noyle/SPL

Looking out from the west bowl at Teahupo‘o. Photo: Noyle/SPL

For reasons only known to him, JOB did a few tow-ins with a big stick in his hand. Nobody ever said he was normal... Photo: Noyle/SPL

For reasons only known to him, JOB did a few tow-ins with a big stick in his hand. Nobody ever said he was normal... Photo: Noyle/SPL

Ryan Hipwood starts the day off right. Photo: Noyle/SPL

Ryan Hipwood starts the day off right. Photo: Noyle/SPL

JOB slotted at Teahupo‘o. Check the lip line to see how deep he is here. Photo: Noyle/SPL

JOB slotted at Teahupo‘o. Check the lip line to see how deep he is here. Photo: Noyle/SPL

A small pump in the barrel will give Kalani Chapman the speed he needs to make it through the critical west bowl section. Photo: Noyle/SPL

A small pump in the barrel will give Kalani Chapman the speed he needs to make it through the critical west bowl section. Photo: Noyle/SPL

The Godfather of Tahitian surfing; Vetea "Poto" David. Photo: Noyle/SPL

The Godfather of Tahitian surfing; Vetea "Poto" David. Photo: Noyle/SPL

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

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

When flying through the barrel of your dreams and seeing your bros on the shoulder it's pretty hard to keep your emotions in check. Danilo Couto. Photo: Noyle/SPL

When flying through the barrel of your dreams and seeing your bros on the shoulder it's pretty hard to keep your emotions in check. Tahiti's own Hira Terinatoofa. Photo: Noyle/SPL

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