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The Inertia


On August 27, 2011, the Billabong Pro Tahiti event was placed on hold as a massive swell came bearing down on Teahupoo. With forecasts calling for surf of an unprecedented size, some of surfing’s finest descended on the island to answer the call. Despite a “Code Red” called by the Tahitian Coast Guard, which sought to keep everyone on shore, a mixture of World Tour Pro’s, Big-Wave Hellmen and locals took on the surf.  See the historic day through the eyes of two surfers — the young gun Laurie Towner and the veteran Dylan Longbottom — as they ride some of the largest, most dangerous surf ever recorded, much of it captured with the super slow motion Phantom Camera for never-before-seen imagery.


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