Big and slow look scary good in this video Chris Bryan shot at Teahupoo on August 27th using a Phantom HD Gold camera. The waves were so big that the French Navy called a double code red and threatened to arrest anyone that went in the water, according to Bryan's Vimeo page.
"Witnessing this was a draining feeling being terrified for other people's lives all day long, it's life or death," Kelly Slater says. "Letting go of that rope one time can change your life and not many people will ever experience that in their life."
Slater and other surfers were in Tahiti for a Billabong event that was called off due to the thick giants. To watch the slabs of water rolling in real time, check out the video below.