Red Bull has released awesome footage of surfers hitting the massive waves at Teahupoo in Tahiti on May 13, 2013. A big swell hit the infamous Pacific surf break this week with waves hitting up to 30 feet in height. Teahupoo is dangerous, with waves breaking over an extremely shallow corral reef only 20 inches beneath the water’s surface. It has been rated one of the Top 10 Deadliest Waves and is commonly referred to as the “heaviest wave in the world”. The name “Teahupo’o” loosely translates to English as “to sever the head” or “place of skulls”. There have been 5 recorded deaths at Teahupo’o since 2000.
In the video, you will see surfers Raimana Van Bastolaer along with professional surfers Maya Gabeira, Carlos Burle and others that were brave enough to take off on what’s knows as the heaviest wave in the world.
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