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Biggest Teahupoo Ever, Shot on the PHANTOM CAMERA. [Original 720p video]

This is the original video by Chris Bryan. Change to 720p and enjoy. (Click here for details)

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Video: Chris Bryan
Song: “Lower Your Eyelids to Die With the Sun” by M83
Audio copyrighted by © M83 and EMI

This day at Teahupoo- Aug 27th 2011 during the Billabong Pro waiting period is what many are calling the biggest and gnarliest Teahupoo ever ridden. Chris Bryan was fortunate enough to be there working for Billabong on a day that will go down in the history of big wave surfing. The French Navy labeled this day a double code red prohibiting and threatening to arrest anyone that entered the water.
Kelly Slater described the day by saying “witnessing this was a draining feeling being terrified for other people’s lives all day long, it’s life or death. Letting go of that rope one time can change your life and not many people will ever experience that in their life.”
All images where shot by Chris Bryan using the Phantom HD Gold camera. To see more of Chris’ work check out his website. WWW.CHRISBRYANFILMS.COM

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Brian Meynell says:


fatarsemonkey says:

Mountains of liquid jade.

Jaikob Brown says:

I want to see it fast not slow!

Jaikob Brown says:

I fell ? for these people

Curtis L. says:

Hello My name is Curt, I am a hobbyist in a Surf Band in Seattle. I would like permission to use the first 3 and a half minutes of this video with OUR music backing it. to show some of my friends MY music. Not Selling anything ,or trying to make any money. Just to see how our music would look with a video behind it. I can show you what I did if you like. let me know please. My band is The Foundry. Thanks for your time.

GangGreen_714 says:

where do waves like this happen ? i don't see any in HB

Thomas Matthew says:

heavy waves, heavy music

Shauna MacPherson says:

fucking awesome!

Phat Moe says:


Danny Dingo says:

!@ 2:00 biggest barrel ever ridden>?

N-b ballu photographe says:

Il y a pas de mots pour expliquer ce que je resenti c'est unique et intense et magique bravo à celui qui a filmé

el presidente says:

yeah crazy wave crazy surfers bla bla bla. WHY ALWAYS THIS SLOW MOTION SHIT? This wave (and all the others) look much more impressive in normal speed. IHATE SLOW MOTION

Anthony Molina says:

That was freaking Kool man!!

Maria Guzman says:

This is unimaginable! How tall are these waves?

Dan Salmonsen says:

Slow motion surfing is soooo boring

Steve Rubino says:

Doing this isnt something you just go out and try for fun. These guys that surf these kind of waves are pros or are really really good surfers. Even the average surfer shouldnt do this. These guys train for this stuff ! But i must say after body boarding my little 3/4 waves in Huntington Beach CA . This is insane because , I got tossed from those little waves. This would kill me ! lol

thurley17 says:

That's an animal eating it's only child

Mathieu Seguin says:

As I watch this video, I am reminded that I will never realize my boyhood dream of surfing. I have severe arthritis now, and my ankles and knees are weak.

For all of you that have that same wish, never wait for the oportunity to pass you by.

Geary Sheridan says:


Recording Hackers says:

turn speed to 2.0. your welcome

t mac says:

I hate to say it, and–if it hasn't already happened–people are going to die surfing this wave. that shit is not right at all.

Red Nova Media says:

Where does one begin. Absolutely amazing

TheGreatEric02 says:

RIP last dude.

Dan Dee says:

Holy Sh– t !!  That's a Big Wave. Biggest I seen.

Trevor Carr says:

the song is annoying

Tee Larkin says:

That triple lip monster slab about a minute in was a mutant wave from hell..dont know how those dudes balls fit in there boardshorts when they get towed into tsumamis like that..much respect.

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