Fashionable surfing

Fashionable surfing

Popular destinations for surfers, Tahiti and its sister island Moorea have many great surfing spots, especially at Teahupoo village.

Teahupoo on the southwestern coast of the Tahitian peninsula is one of the world's best surf spots. The waves are huge and impressive. They form when the ocean comes up against the reef, generating huge and fearsome tubes. The danger lies in the coral reef just below the mountain of water. Daredevils soar on their board, which seem so fragile against the powerful waves. Not a soul has forgotten the famous American free surfer, Laird Hamilton, who challenged a 15-metre-high wall of water here in 2000! The record has yet to be broken. The wave is legendary, but access will be restricted to professionals… Rest assured, you will be able to enjoy the show put on by the very best surfers in the world. On the beach, an old longboard, on which the names of everyone who conquered the wave have been inscribed, points to the skies.

Every August, the Billabong Pro, a World Surf League event, feeds the myth of Teahupoo.

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