Sometimes, it’s just too big. It’s rare. But it happens. Today was one of those days at Teahupoo as the Billabong Pro Tahiti called a lay day due to massive surf. A few of the bravest pros rolled the dice with a Teahupoo tow session, and judging by the photos, Bruce Irons snagged the beast of the day. Check out more photos and videos from the Billabong Pro Tahiti at billabongpro.com/tahiti.

Here’s video proof of the insanity.

Below is a video from day seven. In conditions like these, pro surfers earn every penny (and then some).