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Video: Watch These Locals Make Teahupo’o Look Easy

One of the coolest parts about surf trips to far-off lands is getting to watch the local kids rip apart their home wave. It’s like watching Alex Honnold scurry up a section of rock he’s mastered by climbing a thousand times, or Candide tear down Val Thorens. There’s just something about seeing a grom at his local wave that really makes you curse your fate that you weren’t born looking out at a world class surf break. 

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In the case of The Road to Homecoming, filmmaker Ryan Moss spent three months in Tahiti capturing the local talent chuck themselves over the most notorious reef slab in surfing: Teahupo’o. What he got was a beautiful short full of glassy blue/green caverns and awesome tunes. It’s worth a watch. Maybe two or three in fact.

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Video: Surfer and Jetskier Narrowly Escape Disaster at Nazaré
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Video: Surfer and Jetskier Narrowly Escape Disaster at Nazaré

Video: Surfer and Jetskier Narrowly Escape Disaster at Nazaré

Surfing at Nazaré is a risky proposition, but the jetskiers responsible for towing surfers into waves can usually get them to safety post-wipeout. Sometimes things can get dicey, though, as seen in this video from Pedro Miranda.  Related: Jamie O'Brien Has a Close Call at Pipeline The clip shows 51-year-old big wave surfer Salvador Villas Boas taking a massive wipeout in one of Nazare's most dangerous zones. Seeing Salvador in a perilous situation, veteran jetski driver Ramon Laureano came

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Video: Jamie O’Brien Has a Close Call at Pipeline
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Video: Jamie O’Brien Has a Close Call at Pipeline

Video: Jamie O’Brien Has a Close Call at Pipeline

Jamie O'Brien has surfed Pipeline as much as just about anybody, but his recent wipeout proves that even pros need to stay on their guard. It was a solid day at the break, with manageable four-to-six foot high barrels. Unfortunately, Mr. O'Brien's day at the beach was cut short after slammed his head into either his board or the reef during a fall.  Related: Nathan Florence Gets Barreled on the North Shore After several seconds underwater, O'Brien's float suit brought him to the surface. From

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Video: Surfing A Buttery-Smooth Storm Swell
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Video: Surfing A Buttery-Smooth Storm Swell

Video: Surfing A Buttery-Smooth Storm Swell

This GoPro Award-winning video comes to us from four-time kitesurfing world champion Keahi De Aboitiz, who clearly is a pretty good normal surfer as well. He catches a beautiful right-hander during the storm swell from Cyclone Oma earlier this year. Somehow, he manages to dodge several people in the lineup for a 70-second ride.  Related: Surfer and Jetskier Narrowly Escape Disaster at Nazare De Aboitiz's camera comes equipped with GoPro's newest HyperSmooth technology, but the wave and his