Teahupoo: looks easy

"Hit & Run" is small collection of big wave rides captured during the epic swell that hit Teahupoo, Tahiti, in mid-May 2013.


It looks easy but it isn't. Getting barreled in Teahupoo and coming out unstuck is not for everyone and if the challenge took place somewhere in the middle of May 2013, harder it gets.

There are great exceptions. John Welsh captured all the glory of the deadly Tahitian jewel, during the swell that may have crowned the wave of the century.

On the 13th May, Welsh captured enough rides to produce an impressive short movie. "Hit & Run" is exactly what it is. Hit the barrel and run away, as fast as possible.

"We had a bit of luck and managed to be there for the well documented swell, on Monday the 13th of May, and a few days before hand. From the big wigs in the first half to the local Tahitian shredders and travelers from around the globe in the second half", explains Welsh.