Watch: Matahi Drollet // A Week In Teahupoo

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Robwilliams Saturday, 11 Jun 2022 at 11:55am

Matahi. Owning. He gets every wave he wants. What a life. Some pure perfection. Been waiting to see the makes. Heavy perfection. Paddling bombs . Heavy crowd. Commitment epic. Riding Aussie dyl boards hope Hurley are paying him. Masterclass. Ackermans beating is gnarly. Psyched for this week to unfold.

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Island Bay Saturday, 11 Jun 2022 at 12:41pm

All class!

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conrico Saturday, 11 Jun 2022 at 1:19pm

Music is a nice change from a certain Australian big wave producer

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wbat Saturday, 11 Jun 2022 at 3:20pm

That is amazing. How cool is that guy. Great surfing in serious waves.
That's the real deal.

Loved the music, loved the slow mo.

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blackers Saturday, 11 Jun 2022 at 3:42pm

Geez, he goes okay eh? That “sit down” foiling at the end was surreal, so laid back, levitating in waves of consequence. Brilliant.

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Solitude Saturday, 11 Jun 2022 at 9:13pm

That is about the best forehand barrel riding display I’ve ever seen. It’s unfathomable the way in which he sticks those drops.

Love how the clip gradually ascends from playful, ‘I reckon I could surf that’ beginnings to psycho, ‘nah I’m fine floating 100m over here in the channel (whilst aqua turding)’ finale.

His brother would be so proud.

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SI Sunday, 12 Jun 2022 at 12:43am

AMAZING

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sean killen Sunday, 12 Jun 2022 at 7:53am

I know how stoked I get when I get a few good waves I can’t imagine the level of stoked he gets.. and five times more waves and each one mind blowing too .. great clip ..

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Ray Shirlaw Sunday, 12 Jun 2022 at 9:11am

Are those boards Predators or LaurieTowner Pro's?

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Bnkref Thursday, 16 Jun 2022 at 8:20pm

In one of the scenes (with his boards) I think I saw the Predator logo

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Cockee Sunday, 12 Jun 2022 at 8:19pm

More reasons why I prefer Vicco.

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Paul McD Sunday, 12 Jun 2022 at 10:10pm

Commitment. Unreal clip.

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.cylinders Monday, 13 Jun 2022 at 2:32am

Not a fan of claims, but that arms crossed in the tube inside one of the heaviest waves going, which also happens to be down the road from his house, is pretty damn impressive. How could you not give him every wave he wants haha.

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.cylinders Monday, 13 Jun 2022 at 2:46am

A note on the foiling as well... once up on the foil, in bigger waves, too much speed appears to limit how high they can get on the wall, and how deep. Perhaps a foil with articulation somewhere the surfer could manipulate, similar to a dynamic wing on a supercar, could help them slow it down that fraction to help avoid the nose diving into the bottom of the wave?

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SI Monday, 13 Jun 2022 at 9:59am

Haha, I wouldn’t be asking to slow down too much or drag too much on that wave!!

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Fieldy Monday, 13 Jun 2022 at 7:46am

What an epic watch. Old mate rips!! So in-tune with that wave. 2-3 paddles and then casually into the beast. Loved watching his foot work. So good!!

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tyzee63 Monday, 13 Jun 2022 at 2:52pm

what a life!

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t-diddy Monday, 13 Jun 2022 at 3:00pm

confidence for days....unreal

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goofyfoot Monday, 13 Jun 2022 at 7:01pm

Must be an amazing feeling to know you’ve got that place wired. Well as wired as anyone. Even he still cops a flogging.
Noticed Russ B was right next to him on take off a few times.

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spaceman Tuesday, 14 Jun 2022 at 6:57pm

Wow!

Might I ask - why sitting on the foil? Not standing? Looks ridic casual in wave of consequence.

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Max Wax Wednesday, 15 Jun 2022 at 2:00pm

That was insane!