ALL-STAR TOW-IN CREW CONQUER LATE SEASON HALLOWEEN MONSTER SWELL AT TEAHUPOO.
After ravaging the Australs, the Gambiers and the Tuamotus and closing down three airports, an unexpected southern swell woke the gods of Teahupoo on Halloween night.
The best big wave-riders had bought their tickets for some 20-ft-plus rides:
Laird Hamilton, Raimana Van Bastolaer, Manoa Drollet, Dylan Longbottom, Ian Walsh, Shane Dorian, Jamie O’Brian, Jamie Sterling, Carlos Burle, Benjamin Sanchis, Maya Gabeira, Hira Teriinatoofa, Sylvio Mancusi, Kaleo Robinson, Koby Abberton, Vetea David, Teiva Joyeux, Nicolas Lee Tham, Nathan Fletcher, Felipe, Rodrigo Kocha, Patrice Chanzy, Heirari Williams, Garrett McNamara, Adam D’Esposito, Patto, & Arsène Harehoe,
The action started early at 5:30 am, with glassy 12-ft-plus conditions with Raimana Van Bastolaer, Laird Hamilton and Jamie O’Brian catching some of the cleanest waves of the day and Jamie Sterling stealing the show by riding a glassy cathedral around 7 am.