Tres Jolie: Teahupo‘o Tow In Session

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In a sketchy moment, the unoffical mayor of Tahiti, Raimana Van Bastolaer, was nearly decapitated by a kite boarder's line. He shrugged it off and pointed out the lovely sunset to the rest of the channel. Photo: photobrent

Tres Jolie: Teahupo‘o Tow In Session

The second big tow in swell of the still early season lights up “The World’s Heaviest Wave” aka Teahupo‘o in Tahiti. As predicted, it was a bit smaller than the previous swell, but much cleaner and less death defying. Not the biggest waves ever, but definitely fitting of the term tres jolie.

See more Teahupo‘o photos and video on the Teahupo‘o page

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