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The Inertia

The internet has been awash with “Code Red 2” for the last few days. For good reason: the swell slammed into Teahupo’o before hitting Hawaii and California, and the waves it brought were good, to say the least. And thanks to wave forecasting services, the best surfers in the world were able to decide where they wanted to be in time to be there. Koa Rothman picked Teahupo’o, a wave that he knows very well. But even if you know a wave like the back of your hand, it can still be scary as hell. The “scariest Teahupo’o ever,” according to Koa.


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