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02 May, 2005 : - - (Teahupoo Tahiti): In one death defying moment the heaving left hander of Teahupoo has displayed its full lethal potential to the worlds best surfers in town for the Billabong Pro Tahiti  by serving up monster 5-6m (12-15ft) waves.<br />
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As the world’s top 45 men and 17 women begun arriving at the small Tahitian village  a major pulse in Pacific Ocean energy saw the heaving left hander of Teahupoo (Cheo-poo) live up to its reputation as one of the world’s heaviest waves.<br />
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In full view of the world’s elite including three times world champion Andy Irons (Haw), younger brother Bruce, big wave charger Shane Dorian (Haw) and the surfing paparazzi, Tahitian charger Raimana Van Bastoloer went within an inch of losing his life in one of the most radical surfing near misses ever witnessed. <br />
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As the local goofy footer was towed into a 4m (12ft) morning set, his jet ski driver Reef Macintosh (Haw) was caught in the wave lip and unable to pull out, careering the ski directly over the pitching lip and into the path of Van Bastoloae. Pulling into the massive barreling wave, Van Bastoloae ducked at the last second, the abandoned jet ski narrowly missing his head before spearing straight into the shallow reef. Photo: joliphotos.com
02 May, 2005 : - - (Teahupoo Tahiti): In one death defying moment the heaving left hander of Teahupoo has displayed its full lethal potential to the worlds best surfers in town for the Billabong Pro Tahiti by serving up monster 5-6m (12-15ft) waves.

As the world’s top 45 men and 17 women begun arriving at the small Tahitian village a major pulse in Pacific Ocean energy saw the heaving left hander of Teahupoo (Cheo-poo) live up to its reputation as one of the...
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