ive never done it and SUP seems really fun and all but nobody forced that guy to paddle out. having an attitude of "well, i cant really get down and dive under the coming set so i have to drop in on you", just isn't cool. especially at a wave as intense as teahupoo
the most telling remark in that piece is when veta david says, "i didn't even know he was behind me until the end..." what a f--king @$$! if he'd gotten clipped, he'd likely have taken towner out w/ his kayak & possibly gotten him killed...classless move on his part. those are not conditions for SUPs. period.