Here’s 15 min of ball cringing awesome to start off your day.
On August 27, 2011 the Billabong Pro Tahiti was put on hold due to massive swell and the Tahitian Coast Guard issued a Code Red for everyone to stay out of the water. Several of the world’s top surfers ignored that warning and went out anyway and the historic day was captured in HD on a Phantom super slow motion camera.
Here’s the full 15 min documentary of that day.
“On August 27, 2011, the Billabong Pro Tahiti event on surfing’s World Tour was placed on hold due to a massive swell bearing down on the famed big-wave spot, Teahupoo. With forecasts calling for unprecedented surf, some of the greatest surfers in the world descended on the island to be in the water, despite a “Code Red” called by the Tahitian Coast Guard, which sought to keep everyone on shore.”
Balls of steel. That guy has them.