What does CODE RED mean in surfing?
Paddling into waves today was out of the question and the Billabong Pro was given a layday. The swell proved to be so immense that the Tahitian government issued a Code Red warning, banning the surrounding seas of boats and watercraft.
When was Teahupoo Code Red?
August 27 2011
One of the biggest ever documented Teahupoo swells hit on August 27 2011, and was dubbed the now famous ‘Code Red’ swell.
Can you surf Teahupoo?
Teahupoo is a vibrant and mutant slab breaking over a shallow live reef. Its wave face is much bigger than its back and, therefore, offers a heavy, liquid, tubular ride that can even be surfed in 45-foot conditions.
What is the deadliest wave to surf?
7 of the world’s scariest waves to surf
- Ours – Sydney’s fearsome locals-only wave.
- Mavericks – mainland America’s premiere big wave.
- Teahupo’o – the below-sea-level beast.
- Pipeline – the world’s deadliest wave.
- Nazaré – Europe’s mega wave main stage.
- Jaws – the original tow wave.
- Shipstern Bluff – meet the mutant.
How do you say Teahupoo?
Teahupo’o is also the name of the tiny coastal village with a privileged view over the iconic surf break. The correct spelling is “Teahupo’o,” and it should be pronounced correctly as “tear-hoo-poh-oh.” If you can’t say it, avoid the common alternatives “cho-poo” or “chopes” – the Polynesians don’t have the “ch” sound.
How do I get from Papeete to Teahupoo?
The fastest way to get from Papeete to Teahupoo is to taxi which takes 1h 5m and costs $100 – $120. Is there a direct bus between Papeete and Teahupoo? Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Papeete and arriving at Teahupo’o. Services depart twice daily, and operate every day.
Why is Teahupoo called End of the Road?
Teahupoo is also known in the surfing world as “The End of the Road.” Why? Because it literally breaks directly offshore from the end of a local paved road. There are no limits to what this wave can deliver. When it roars to life with a southwest swell, you can hear it from a great distance.
How many surfers have died at Teahupoo?
There has been one recorded surfing death at Teahupo’o since 2000: Tahitian surfer Brice Taerea who was killed at Teahupo’o in 2000, just one week before the annual Teahupo’o WCT event.