Kicked Out at Teahupoo
Highlights of accidents from the Teahupoo Offramp
Let’s start by saying that we know it’s hard—nay, impossible—to play it cool when you’ve just exited a perfect 10-foot barrel at Teahupoo. We get it. But what we saw in the realm of kickouts at the Billabong Pro Tahiti was nearly as entertaining as the tubes themselves.
Whether it was Kelly Slater awkwardly jumping off his board, Owen Wright Supermanning into the channel, or the dozens of World Tour surfers whose fins refused to bite and were subsequently sucked back down the face, no one could fight the urge to add an exclamation mark to their rides.