Teahupoo Still Firing

(Teahupoo, Tahiti, Society Islands, French Polynesia)

What can I say, Teahupoo was still going off today and we’re still mesmerized by the show. The wave is breathtaking to watch due to its immense and terrifying beauty, but also because of the riders out there daring to take a chance. Set after set, and try after try, this is one spectacle that never seems to get old.

Something getting old though is Gregory whining about his cold. For a guy that lives in the tropics he sure does get a lot of random sicknesses, and like the majority of the male persuasion he’s a huge baby over something as trifling as a runny nose. Tonight, during a particular low moment when death by sneezing seemed to be the only future he could imagine, he said to me, “When I die, just throw me in Teahupoo.” I promised the wimp I would.


From where we were anchored we watched the pros come and go from their guest house. During the afternoon today they took out this 6 man paddle board. We didn’t see what wave they took it to, but wherever it was I’m sure it was pure entertainment.


More waves!


And another one.


One more!


  1. Judy and Ken Johnson · · Reply

    More amazing shots! Loved catching up with you again. We really enjoyed our visit to French Polynesia and kept imagining where you had been and what you had done. It was great meeting Lila and Steve from “Liward” in Moorea and they told us about your get-together in Bora Bora. Small world!

    1. That’s so cool you met Steve and Lili. Such nice people.

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