Chopes Code Red

As hurricane Irene chugged up the east coast of North American yesterday, history was made in Tahiti with the biggest swell ever seen or surfed at Teahupoo. The Tahitian government called a rare code red (no boats allowed to leave port) and ISP contest organizers called off the Billabong Pro Tahiti for another day and most of the pro tour surfers watched from shore or the channel as the big wave tow-in specialists attempted to conquer this beast.  Nobody was killed, but there were plenty of injuries and as the footage shows, just making it out of one of these 25 foot monsters was an accomplishment.


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