Tag Archives: Laird Hamilton

Deep Water – Teahupo’o – Koa Rothman goes huge at Chopes

Great Deep Water video from Patagonia Koa Rothman barrels huge in the Teahupoo session.  Kealii Mamala barrels in the cloud at Chopes. Chopes surf picked up to huge walls later in the session.  Laird Hamilton and Manoa Drollet share a … Continue reading

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Garrett McNamara Withdraws from Billabong XXL Awards

Hawaiian charger cites issue with event sponsorship and lack of industry support Every surfer in the world – as well as any TV-watching non-surfer – – knows that Garrett McNamara caught a giant wave off Nazare, Portugal in late January. … Continue reading

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Teahupo’o Summer 2012 – Surfing Magazine – Laird Hamilton

Laird 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 … Continue reading

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Code Red Full Movie – Surfing Goes Huge At Teahupoo Tahiti

Billabong’s Code Red Full Movie – Surfing Goes Huge At Teahup’oo Tahiti probably is the best combined footage of Chopes, on what many (read ‘hype’) call the Biggest day ever.  In any case, Teahupoo was huge and the video is … Continue reading

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Sean Collins Article on The Mechanics of Teahupo’o

This is reposted from Garrett McNamara’s website Teahupoʻo is a village on the south-west coast of the island of Tahiti, French Polynesia, southern Pacific Ocean. It is known for the surf break and heavy, glassy waves offshore, often reaching 2 … Continue reading

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Seeing through a blind surfer

By Kevin Acee July 27, 2012 U~T San Diego I’m standing on the sand of La Jolla Shores on Friday morning. Out in the water, a blind man stands up on his surf board, and for a moment I feel … Continue reading

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