Blackwater: The Story Of A Place Called Teahupo'o


The Ultimate Package of films from the most exiting wave on the planet by far!

Blackwater, the complete story of a Place called Teahupo’o by Tim Bonython

There are not many that would argue that Tahiti’s most infamous surf location Teahupo’o is the most feared surfing spot on the planet. This wave breaks so abruptly, that creates some of the biggest death barrels ever surfed.

In this DVD package, Australian surf film producer Tim Bonython has put together five incredible stories taking us through the most definitive moments that has made “Teahupo’o”the world’s most talked about surfing location.

First up is BLACKWATER, winner of the Best Documentary at the International Surf Film Festival in France. Here is the whole story of this wave and its history. Featuring footage from 30 cameramen, interviews from all the surfers and the historians that helped male this wave so famous, and so named because the waves that turned black were the ones that were most feared.

MAY DAYZ is where we witness local Tahitian surfer Raimana Von Bastolear almost get decapitated by an out of control jet ski. An image that was beamed around the world, in this film we see piece by piece how it actually all went down.

Next up is TEAHUPO’O 9/11 where Hawaiian big wave charger Shane Dorian catches the wave of his life! ! See a wave with a barrel big enough to share tow legends – Garrett McNamara and the late great Tahitian local Malik Joyeux.

In SUNDAY BLOODY SUNDAY the king of Teahupo’o Manoa Drollet dominates in the wave of the year, arguably the biggest wave ever surfed there. See film maker Larry Haynes get pitched in a horrific moment of madness and Garrett McNamara wipe out on the following wave, get dragged across the reef and survive.

Finally we have AS GOOD AS IT GETS – Veta “Poto”David get cheese grated on the wave that has made him so famous. Laird pulls into a crazy wave similar to his famous Millennium wave.

and finally,  to top it off, drop in on 2011’s Christmas swell where Teahupo’o lit up to the most perfect waves ever surfed there.


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