Teahupo‘o Roars: Part 3

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Peter Mel in the belly of the beast. Photo: Bielmann

Teahupo‘o Roars: Part 3

If you’re sick of seeing giant Tahitian barrels and absolutely brutal wipeouts we can understand. But the swell keeps pumping at the End Of The Road and Brian Bielmann is still firing away from the channel so we ain’t stopping until a) the swell fades away b) Brian falls off the boat and into the drink c) There aren’t any more able bodied surfers to ride the waves. If  anything, option c seems to be the most likely.

While Wednesday was definitely a bit smaller than the previous two days, there were still tow-in sized waves coming through, and the carnage continued. Reef McIntosh took the worst of it Wednesday, busting a few ribs and popping his eardrum. I texted him this morning and got this response, “Ribs are sooooo painful!” Get well soon pal.

As for today, Kohl Christenson reported from the channel a few hours ago the following, “There are four tow teams out the back and 15-20 guys paddling. Good vibe though. Everybody is pretty relaxed at this point. Too many injuries.” Stay safe bros!

Check out Day 1 at Teahupo‘o
Check out day 2 at Teahupo‘o
Watch the raw and uncut video from Day 1

Laurie Towner Teahupoo

Laurie Towner at Teahupo‘o on Wednesday, May 15, 2013. Photo: Bielmann