A massive swell event hit Tahiti on July 22 and some of the best big wave chargers arrived just in time to hurl themselves into one of the heaviest waves on the planet. The swell serves as a precursor for Stop No. 7 of the Championship Tour the Billabong Pro Tahiti beginning August 14.
Last year's event saw some of the heaviest waves in competition history, with standout performances from Owen Wright (AUS), John John Florence (HAW) and Kelly Slater (USA). Wright's willingness to send himself over the ledge earned him the A.I. Most Committed Award, while Florence and Slater's commitment in Semifinal 2 earned them the Heat of the Year award.
See the latest photos and videos from the most recent swell at Tahiti's Teahupo'o below.
See some of the latest still photography from this current swell below.