I originally downloaded this video off of Vimeo and it has since been removed from their website. I noticed YouTube and EMI had blocked the video here as well for its audio track. So originally this video was shot and edited with the track ‘Lower Your Eyelids to Die with the Sun by M83’. I had to do an audio swap in order for more people to be able to view the stunning HD footage that Chris caught for us all that miraculous day. Please enjoy his wonderful video and visit his website to see more incredible photography and film.
This day at Teahupoo- Aug 27th 2011 during the Billabong Pro waiting period is what many are calling the biggest and gnarliest Teahupoo ever ridden. Chris Bryan was fortunate enough to be there working for Billabong on a day that will go down in the history of big wave surfing. The French Navy labeled this day a double code red prohibiting and threatening to arrest anyone that entered the water.
Kelly Slater described the day by saying “witnessing this was a draining feeling being terrified for other people’s lives all day long, it’s life or death. Letting go of that rope one time can change your life and not many people will ever experience that in their life.”
All images where shot by Chris Bryan using the Phantom HD Gold camera. To see more of Chris’ work check out his website.
Music: Kevin Kendle – Stratus from the album “Clouds”
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