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Thread: Teahupoo carnage ....
Jan 17, 2014, 12:04 PM #11
Jan 17, 2014, 12:15 PM #12
Raimana could regulate on whatever the F he wants to out there, Buicks included. Never saw footage of kiters at Chopes, pretty crazy.
Jan 17, 2014, 04:31 PM #13
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That kite dude ate it so hard I'm supprised more people dont die here as well isn't it like 8 foot deep?
Jan 17, 2014, 04:35 PM #14
Dude I forgot to add that, very surprised more people don't die there...and I think it's pretty shallow, but don't hold me to that.
Jan 17, 2014, 05:12 PM #15
its about waistdeep in the lagoon,where the wave crashes.usually theres so much water moving around u never hit the bottom,but taking one of those lips square on the head in waist deep water,yea im surprised more people havnt died.i know some Tahitian died there a few years ago,his head was deformed and mutilated
Jan 17, 2014, 05:19 PM #16
If you guys check out 6 Months(it's a BB vid put out by Custom X), there's a Chopes section, and there's a good perspective from the shoulder...one of the featured dudes in the vid eats it on a bomb, then is stuck in the impact zone, but right before he takes one on the head you could see him standing in waist deep water before he gets annhiliated...
Jan 17, 2014, 05:51 PM #17
doesn't Teahpoo translate to broken skulls?
Jan 17, 2014, 05:53 PM #18
I think it means end of the road but it should be your def.
Jan 17, 2014, 06:04 PM #19
Both you guys are right in a way. End of the Road is what Stewart and Ben Severson called it when they pioneered it w/ Mainoa, and what chich posted is the loose translation of the word...A little NJSM C & P action for ya...
"You will hear “Teahupo’o” pronounced in a variety of ways, but when we talk to Billabong’s Manoa Drollet, one of the best surfers ever at the break and a Tahitian local, he pronounces it “Chee-yow-po” so we’re running with that. And what’s “Teahupo’o” translated? Roughly, it means ‘head with no hair’ or ‘place of skulls’. Referring of course to a battle between a couple of tribal groups over the territory pre-European arrival. The area is kind of prized as a really nice piece of farmland with access to excellent fishing -- worth fighting over apparently. The skulls of the losing team were built into a wall to warn off other people who may have been interested in the land value thereabouts."
Jan 18, 2014, 12:42 AM #20