Recently put out by Surfing Magazine, this footage of Teahupo’o in the Tahiti Islands is absolutely incredible. Know round the world for it’s power, the Teahupo’o wave is breathtakingly massive. With a pristine barrel that spits out water with ferocious power, not only does it have height, it has more water behind it than any other wave in the world. It looks like a semi truck…scratch that…a building is coming at you. I wouldn’t dare try to surf it, but there are a brave many that do. Here’s some awesome arial footage of some of the worlds best taking it on.
To make it even more crazy, surfer Jamie O’Brien actually lit himself on fire while surfing the wave…Unnecessary? Yes. Bad ass regardless? Absolutely.
“Oh my god I made it. That’s the best adrenaline rush of my life.” said O’Brien