Surf news: Big day at Teahupoo

You won’t find waves like this in Jaco Costa Rica. But then unless you are one of the top 100 or so surfers in the world, you probably would not want to.

Still, it is inspiring to watch.

I wonder what happens on those wipeouts. That must take a lot of training to hold your breath for so long while you are getting whipped around like a rag doll.


BIGGEST TEAHUPOO EVER, SHOT ON THE PHANTOM CAMERA. from Chris Bryan on Vimeo.

If you are beginner coming to Jaco to surf, you will only be 10 to 30 yards out from where you can stand up and touch bottom with your head out of the water and the hold downs never last for more than 15 seconds. Still, a little breath holding pratice never hurts. When you are starting out and winded from paddling and then wiping out, 15 seconds can feel like a long time.

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