Since my last post, we finally got to Tahiti, and got out on the water. The pictures in the post below were from Monday morning, with the wave setting up around 8-10′.
Teaupoo is deceiving because if everything goes according to plan, it looks soooo easy. Drop in, turn left, get the biggest barrel of your life and pop out the other side.
We got out on the water around 7 this morning. The focus of the morning was to get some barrel shots with the new rig, then worry about getting some free surfing shots.
The wave was setting up around 4-6′ with a few stand out sets rolling through. Raimana volunteered to go first, whipped in, and was looking golden until the opening started closing and the camera caught the underside of the lip throwing him off the board and over the falls. (picture in the gallery)
After a quick rescue by Jamie Sterling, and the thumbs up that Raimana was OK, we reloaded the camera and strapped it to Jamie O’Brien. With out hardly any waiting Jamie dropped in on the wave of the day, a super hollow 15 footer that spit him out right at the boat. Jamie Sterling dropped in with the camera and punched through another stand out wave.
Raimana was itching to get back on the board and record a stand up wave. After a long wait for a set, he dropped in and stomped the ride like a champ.