Watch: Local rules Tahiti

Stu Nettle
Swellnet Dispatch

After a few lean seasons, Teahupoo is having a banner year, getting peppered by swell after swell and it's giving the locals valuable water time.

On Tim Bonython's most recent trip he bailed up a few locals to get their thoughts on the ever-increasing talent level. "I honestly don't see any international guys that are better than the locals these days," says photographer Domenic Mosqueira and it's hard to argue with the footage, which begins around the five minute mark with the best wave of Matahi Drollet's life.

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Garryh commented Friday, 12 Jul 2019 at 5:22pm

would you go?

WinterSwells

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Toppa commented Friday, 12 Jul 2019 at 9:58pm

I wouldn't but Eddie would!

Toppa

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syril500 commented Friday, 12 Jul 2019 at 6:06pm

Best edit of chopes I've seen. Every takeoff full commitment and beautifully filmed. Well done Tim.

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Robwilliams commented Friday, 12 Jul 2019 at 6:14pm

very, very nice.

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Sprout commented Friday, 12 Jul 2019 at 7:02pm

Tim, give us a sponge edit. If any local's are going absolutely fucking nuts it's that lot.

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Remigogo commented Friday, 12 Jul 2019 at 7:30pm

Yeah really well done Tim.

Overall, what a truly unique epic wave.

Lucky bastards!

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JackStance commented Saturday, 13 Jul 2019 at 12:26am

who was the booger who pulled back on the first wave? - close one.

Breath. Murdoch's empire will one day fail to control our minds.

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Lumie83 commented Saturday, 13 Jul 2019 at 9:17am

Mr Mike Stewart himself

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savanova commented Saturday, 13 Jul 2019 at 9:32am

Good on em for starting to lock it down, cause you can guarantee non of the blowins would give an inch at their locales.

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NickT commented Sunday, 14 Jul 2019 at 11:56am

Totally agree

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Ray Shirlaw commented Wednesday, 17 Jul 2019 at 7:25pm

" I want to be z best surffer in z world" ...steady on grom, One of the luckiest surfers in the world not enough4ya?

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truebluebasher commented Wednesday, 28 Aug 2019 at 1:48pm

Excellent surf flick Tim... thanx #1 swellnet
Teahupoo Curtain raiser + peek-a-boo Wave of the Day shots are a tease!

Surprising to hear locals drool for Jet skis & Money Shot!
(0-10secs) Die or #1 Surf Hero pinup in the world?
Surely more local spirit still flows in their veins?
Tim expertly catches them paddling into plenty of epic keepers.

What's the story with 100 drone/Ski+Boat cams but a 'full' side on angle is rare?
(Wham-Bam Money shot Jackpots) What happens to the wave is anyone's guess.
Just the way of the world now...Pro surfers will only smash up the Display case.

Most surfers will never visit, yet rarely see a beautiful Teahupoo wave break to end.
Maybe some 20th century uncut Teahupoo Triangle Vid in the dumpster. Anyone?

tbb is happy to share this one by Ophidian...Thanx.
Rare vid- Pause [0:31] (Teahupoo Left + Right + Babypoo Point) 3breaks in one pan!
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=58msywDNz10

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Craig commented Wednesday, 28 Aug 2019 at 1:59pm

Babypoo haha.

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truebluebasher commented Wednesday, 28 Aug 2019 at 4:50pm

Surf Mums turned the tables & left the loser Dads in the carpark with the Baby Poo.
Chix return to shore, empty handed from the peak season Teahupoo Jet Ski fest..

Mum: "Got the girl's towels babe... did the bubs get sick!"
Dads: "Heaps! Left us blokes to clean up the mess...you sisters owe us big time!"

Dads: "1st hour we went for a little dip"....
http://www.wanderlustmag.de/wp-content/uploads/2017/04/P1080842-e1491755...

Dads: "2nd hour we took the bubs for a bit of a walk."..
https://www.agefotostock.com/age/en/Stock-Images/Rights-Managed/IBR-4649761

Dads: "3rd hour we put the bubs to sleep in their cots!"
http://www.surfline.com/surfnews/photo_bamp_html.cfm?id=14971&pic=9

Mum: "Wow Girls! Aren't we so lucky to have the world's best dads!"
Dads: "Already booked all you Mums in for next year, our treat!" Clink! Clink! Clink!