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XXL Teahupoo: Code Red II

Jul 14, 2022 “Biggest waves I’ve ever seen at Teahupoo,” said Billy Kemper about Code Red II yesterday – one of those sessions that will be forever etched into the memory of the few who went out there.

Front page frame grab of Billy Kemper.

Early in the morning of July 13 2022, marine authorities designated the whole area around the isle of Tahiti as code red.

The swell was so big, the wind funky, water gushing into the lagoon – and the message was clear; stay out of the water.

Code Red means at least a 24 hour halt on all water activities.

A few hours later and the road into Teahupoo was closed, police controlling whoever attempted to drive to the End of the Road.

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