This day at Teahupo’o—Aug 27, 2011, during the Billabong Pro waiting period—is what many are calling the biggest and gnarliest Teahupo’o 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. Join The Empowered Team in our awe of these images.
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’s work check out his website. WWW.CHRISBRYANFILMS.COM
Music: “Lower Your Eyelids to Die with the Sun” by M83.
by Chris Bryan
Also, be sure to watch the live webcast of the last day of the Tahiti Billabong Pro Surf contest at Teahupo’o!