- 16 May 2013 | Surfing
The madness continues down at "The End of the Road", in Teahupoo, Tahiti. The world's fearless surfers keep riding the extra large swell that invades the French Polynesia.
Manoa Drollet has been unstoppable. He rode big waves for 48 hours like a complete surf addict. One last shot would be enough.
The thick lip of Teahupoo keeps protecting all wave riders, instead of hurting them, after day one. Almost all pumped waves are perfect, fast and explosive.
Keala Kennelly is improving her skills and beating the trauma of the wipeout suffered during the 2011 "Code Red" swell. The intrepid female surfer wants bigger and heavier rides.
Dean Morrison and Laurie Towner have been proving that natural-footers simply don't fear the backside challenge. If they keep a fine line, glory is right around the corner of the barrel.
Kevin Bourez has scored one of the biggest waves of the second day of swell, in Teahupoo. Michel's brother caught a water monster sized between 25 and 30 foot.
Alain Riou might have ridden the heaviest one. He got barreled below sea level and the wave looked like a bullet resistant steel door. Thick and large.
Laird Hamilton, Kalani Chapman, Eli Olson, Tuhiti Haumani, Mark HealeyHira Teriinatoofa, Dean Bowen and Ricardo dos Santos enjoyed a big time at Chopes. Benjamin Sanchis suffered a small head injury, but he's ready to keep riding.