As one of the heaviest waves in the world, Teahupo’o is by no means a wave for beginners. The razor sharp reef and shear thickness of every barrel that comes through the lineup is enough to keep any sane person away. However, for 16-year-old Frankie Harrer traveling to Tahiti, this was a dream come true.
Morgan Maassen pieces together a beautifully shot video of Harrer gracefully charging a pumping swell at Teahupo’o. Born and raised in Malibu, California, the young Billabong team rider is setting herself up for an exciting career path.
Additional footage taken by Erik Knutson
Music by Flume & Chet Faker “Drop The Game”