During the 2011 Billabong Pro Teahupoo, conditions were so big on 27 August that organizers were forced to call a lay day. While some of the crew took the opportunity to catch up on emails and iron their socks, others got stuck into some of the heaviest conditions ever filmed at this epic break.
And if you were watching that last clip and wondering what it would feel like to take one of those lips on the head then check out this footage of Kalani Chapman paying the price. Is that Thierry Donard I hear in the background shouting, “Too deep! Don’t go! Too deep!”