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Surf Teahupoo

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Other than pipeline, Teahupoo is the most photographed big wave in the world. It's a left hander on a sharp reef,(surfers need a boat to reach the waves) and is possibly the hollowest wave in the world. When the surf is big you need a jet ski or a big board to paddle in to shore. ADVANCED TO PRO SURFERS ONLY! It's fairly shallow and best at 10 to 15feet.

Teahupoo hosts a Billabong sponsored contest every year around the end of April.

Written by  Merrick Davis.

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“Fast and Hollow”

This wave has become famous in the last ten years, but is dangerous and only surfed by experts, usually internationally known surfers. It's the scene of an annual competition. The wave is a big ledge left that is incredibly fast and hollow. You need a … Read more...

Written by  Ian Wilson.

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Hi ! I live in TAHITI, and TEAHUPOO it's so fabulous !!! special and terribel, i LIKE ! it's one of the Best ! wave in the world (and Pipe too) I come to see you 'Derrick Davis' in JUNE in AUSTRALIE; to surf your waves... !

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