Teahupo’o Summer 2012 – Surfing Magazine – Laird Hamilton

Laird Hamilton towing into a bomb here. He later got upside down on one and bashed his elbow on the reef pretty bad. Surfring Magazine, Alex Gray, Tom Carey,  Tahiti, Teahupoo, Chopes, Chowpoo, Chow poo, Cho pow, Keale Chung, Koa Smith, Manoa Drollett, Koa Rothman , Kai Barger, Kiron Jabour, Tuamata, Dusty Payne, Steph KoehneLaird Hamilton riding bomber in Teahupoo summer 2012.

Surfing Magazine’s photographer Tom Carey disappeared this summer.  Most bosses fire an employee for an extended disappearance; Tom  returned with some great Chopes and still has job.  Check out the collection at Surfing Mag…

Looking for more Chopes, checkout Laird Hamilton’s Teahupoo, the ride that changed surfing history or more video and pictures of TeahupooGarrett McNamara did a great grab of Sean Collins Article on The Mechanics of Teahupo’o.  Collins does a fantastic job describing and showing why Teahupo’o has the break it does.  Also, Billabong’s Code Red Full Movie – Surfing Goes Huge At Teahupoo Tahiti is awesome.


Jim Caldwell
Redondo Beach


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Jim Caldwell has over 26 years of experience in the public safety sector in occupations ranging from professional ski patrol, and ocean lifeguard to firefighter. Jim has worked for the Redondo Beach Fire Department for the last 22 years holding successively higher positions of responsibility. For the last six years, Jim has held the rank of Engineer with responsibility for driving and operating the Department’s Engines and Tillered Aerial Ladder Truck. Throughout his career, he has shown a dedication not only to public safety but also community service.
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