Laurie Towner Takes On Teahupoo In The Swell Of The Decade

In 2011 Tahiti was hit with one of the biggest swells we’ve seen in recent years. The swell was so big that the Tahitian government issued a Code Red warning, banning the surrounding seas of boats and watercraft. What most people would have seen as a reason to stay as far away from the water as possible, others, including some of the worlds best big wave surfers, saw as a blessing from the gods.

Laurie Towner was the first to try his luck in these conditions, and while he took a few mean wipeouts, he definitely deserves an award for having the biggest balls.

To see all the action from this historic swell, watch Teahupoo Raw & Uncut, here: