This may just be the best session of the past season, heck, the past decade for that matter, out of the Tahitian powerhouse of Teahupoo. Last week, that impossibly beautiful wave went into overdrive as a colossal west swell swept through the Pacific and unloaded sheer terror and glory at the End of the Road.
Throughout last week, most of the surfing world's gaze was centred on the Indian Ocean and Indonesia (see here). But as the weekend rolled in, the Pacific bit back with this show-stopping swell. And honestly, we're still picking our jaws off the floor.
“One of the most insane swells I’ve seen in Teahupo’o in terms of quality and water quality,” says photographer who captured the following images, Manea Fabisch. And if you need more proof about the severity of this session, check Kauli Vaast's one-wave of pure gold below. Swell of the past 10 years for Chopes? Quite possibly. But to have it this clean and this flawless at this size, that's just wild. Does it matter if it's the swell of the past whatever many years? Not really. Let's just all bask in all of it.