Matahi Drollet is one of the most talented people to ever surf Teahupoo. It’s his backyard, after all–but that doesn’t make it any less impressive. This particular wave was filmed during the Point Break II session back in early September of last year. Apart from Matahi parking it inside on the biggest barrels ever, a few things stand out. One, how’s that guy on the ski in the bottom left of the screen at the beginning of the clip? Two, we can only imaging the feeling of the guys scratching over that at the 20 second mark–they’ve got to be at least 20 feet higher than Matahi.
Matahi’s wave has been entered in the Billabong Ride of the Year category of the 2015 XXL Big Wave Awards. This one might be it.