Billabong Pro Tahiti

15 Reasons to Fear Teahupo'o

All it takes is one peek over the ledge at Teahupo'o, the heaving break at the heart of the Billabong Pro Tahiti, to see why it's respected. And feared. For the uninitiated, these are the top 15 Reasons to Fear one of the world's heaviest waves:

Reason No. 1:

Tehaupo'o: The falls. The falls. - WSL

Reason No. 2:

Tahiti wipeout 2 The drop. - WSL

Reason No. 3:

Tahiti wipeout 3 The lip. - WSL

Reason No. 4:

Tahiti wipeout 4 The height. - WSL

Reason No. 5:

Tahiti wipeout 5 The inertia. - WSL

Reason No. 6:

Tahiti wipeout 6 The speed. - WSL

Reason No. 7:

Tahiti wipeout 7 The spray. - WSL

Reason No. 8:

Tahiti wipeout 8 The impact. - WSL

Reason No. 9:

Tahiti wipeout 9 The exit. - WSL

Reason No. 10:

Tahiti wipeout 10 The foam ball. - WSL

Reason No. 11:

Tahiti wipeout 11 The turbulence. - WSL

Reason No. 12:

Tahiti wipeout 12 The scale. - WSL

Reason No. 13:

Tahiti wipeout 13 The reef. - WSL

Reason No. 14:

Tahiti wipeout 14 The inside. - WSL

Reason No. 15:

Tahiti wipeout 15 The power. - WSL

Surf responsibly.