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Teahupoo tops the list as one of surfings deadliest spots

Allow us to preface this article with this: Surfing is not a particularly dangerous sport. You’re much more likely to die on the freeway than while pursuing the passion of wave riding. That said, tragedy strikes the tight-knit surf community more often than we would like, and there are a handful of surf spots where dying is more likely than at others. Regardless, surfers flock to these deadly waves in droves. It’s the rush, the danger, and the sheer joy one gets from flying down the face of an incredibly large mountain of water that keep us coming back for more despite the odds—albeit minuscule—of that being that fateful last ride.

 

Surf's rising all day! Go Live to the Dukes OceanFest!

Waves are coming up and up for the competitors. Watch for Friday to be peaking and much more consistent. Thursday we get the Wahines and Kanes Pro Am, The ITSA pro, The Papa He'e Nalu Alaia contest, The Dukes Expo, and tonight the Watermans Hall of Fame Awards Dinner at Outrigger.

 

Event is OFF for Thursday. Likely Sunday-Tuesday. Recent post: Do or die at Teahupo'o for Round 2 action.

photo: John John Florence © ASP/ Will Hayden Smith

Tuesday 19 August, 2014 - Teahupo'o: The world's best surfers were back at the world's most dangerous wave today for Round 2 of the Billabong Pro Tahiti, stop no. 7 of 11 on the 2014 Samsung Galaxy ASP World Championship Tour. It was a day of epic performances and the ASP Top 34 put on a clinic in tube riding as they took on challenging 6-to-8 foot Teahupo'o to fight for a place in Round 3....

   

VICE Sports today presents the latest from its series Sitdowns, featuring Kelly Slater.

The world title surfer chats candidly about the grudge match between east and west coast surfers, his short-lived stint on Baywatch as Jimmy Slade, and his contentious friendship with the late surfer Andy Irons.

Kelly Slater has ruled the surfing world for over a "2 decades" (correction by SNN), earning the title of ASP World Tour Champion a record 11 times. In the latest episode of Sitdowns, the professional surfer stopped by the VICE Sports office to show off some home footage of his early days, reveal the embarrassment behind his short-lived television stint on Baywatch, and open up about his friendship and rivalry with the late Andy Irons.

In Sitdowns, VICE Sports chats with athletes about just about anything....

 

Day 1. Billabong Pro Tahiti goes off in Epic style!

Photo: Mick Fanning © ASP/Scholtz

Massive thick 6-10' Polynesian Scale Surf Greets World's Best on Opening Day

18 August, 2014 - Teahupo'o - The Billabong Pro Tahiti got underway today in biggest surf of the season as the world's best battled 10-to-18 foot faces or crest to trough surf (and 10-18' wide) at Teahupo'o for Round 1 and the opening two heats of Round 2.

The seventh stop on the 2014 Samsung Galaxy ASP World Championship Tour (WCT) saw a thrilling day of competition as top seeds soared and even the most knowledgable of surfers suffered horrific wipeouts at the world's most dangerous waves....

   
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