Teahupo’o, Yesterday


All Photos: Brent Bielmann

You know it’s been a busy day when a man lighting himself on fire inside an oversized Teahupo’o barrel is overshadowed. Surprisingly enough, the flame devil was Jamie O’Brien. The people casting shadows in his direction were Keala Kennelly and Niccolo Porcello — Keala for whipping into the wave of the day (Photos 11 and 12) and Niccolo for daring death to take him over (Photo 6). A busy day indeed. Check out the gallery above and a quick clip from the sky below. Speaking of clips from the sky, we’ve got a full edit coming your way soon.

Clip by Eric Sterman