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The Inertia

The Outerknown Tahiti Pro is just around the corner. The waiting period opens tomorrow, August 11, and ends August 21, so there’s plenty of time to dial in the best conditions for the final stop on the Championship Tour before we head to Trestles for the WSL Finals September 8-16. Currently, it looks like those “best conditions” are going to be towards the tail end of the waiting period, with smaller, junky surf from now until August 15, and absolutely ripping swell and clean conditions starting the 16th.

As we wait for the swell and wind to align, here’s a look at what’s going on under the water that makes Teahupo’o the heaviest wave on tour.

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