Description from Deb Harding: Teahupo'o is a village on the south-west coast of the island of Tahiti. It is also the name of a reef break wave which measures anywhere from 10' - 21'. This wave was 1st pioneered by legendary bodyboarders Mike Stewart (my bodyboarding man) & Ben Severson.
The characteristics of this wave are unusual. It breaks over an extremely shallow coral reef which can be only 20 inches below the surface. The wave is semi-circular in shape, drops down sharply & gives the effect of below sea level. A steep wall of reef causes the entire mass to fold into a scalloped semi-circular breaking arc. The lip of the wave is often as thick as it is tall.
Needless to say but this is an extremely dangerous wave & only seasoned pros should attempt to ride it. There have been deaths and serious injuries. The name Teahupo'o loosely translates to.English as "to sever the head" or "place of skulls".
But it is beautiful indeed. I would love to see it. From the beach or a boat outside of the break.
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