“You don’t rule your life, the waves rule your life,” expressed Carlos Burle. Red Bull follows the big wave surfer as he prepares for the swell of the year at Teahupo’o. After months of practice and training, Burle is in the last 24 hours to prepare for surfing the wave which name means ‘broken skull.’ Burle and his tow partner, Maya Gabeira, have prepared for this moment together as the only man and woman tow team in the world.
“There is nothing in the world that compares to being a big wave rider,” said Burle. “It’s so unique, so different… it changes your life.”