10 Waves Reserved for the Bravest Surfers on the Planet

Big wave surfing is one of the most dangerous sports on the planet. Here are the waves that give it that reputation.

Teahupo’o, ‘The End Of The Road’ or simply ‘Chopes’ is the most fearsome wave on the planet. Breaking over a barely wet coral reef on the southern edge of the main island of Tahiti, ‘Chopes’ as it is affectionately known is unique amongst big waves. Whilst other waves grow in height with size, Teahupo’o grows in every direction.

As swell increases it gets bigger, thicker, rounder and much much heavier, the only number that goes down is the depth of water it breaks in. All of this makes it the most dangerous wave on the planet and the ultimate all round surfing test, not simply for size, but for all round power.

When it gets big you need skill, a good wedge of cash to get there and a complete disregard for your own safety.

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