Item description for Teahupoo: Tahiti's Mythic Wave by Tim McKenna...
In 2000, a new and spectacular wave was “discovered”, created by an unusual reef break off the coast of Tahiti. Within days, this wave–known as Teahupoo–had become a mecca for surfers from around the world who flocked to Tahiti for competitions and to test their mettle against the most terrifying wave ever ridden. In this one-of-a-kind volume, acclaimed extreme-sports photographer Tim McKenna shares with readers a collection of photographs chronicling the beauty, brute force, and unsurpassed surfing opportunities associated with Teahupoo. In the text, the athletes themselves describe the competitions, triumphs and dramas, superhuman exploits and life-threatening risks they have experienced as they tried to conquer this most fascinating wave. Readers hear from such renowned athletes as Hawaiian big-wave legend Laird Hamilton, Andy Irons, Kelly Slater, Shane Dorian, Manoa Drollet, Raimana Van Bastolaer, Vetea David, Malik Joyeaux, Robert Territehau, Jason Polakow, and Mike Stewart, whose first-person anecdotes complement McKenna's stunning photographs. Taken from boat, helicopter, and beneath the water, these images depict the ruthless beauty of Teahupoo, which, when combined with the lively text, immerse us in an unforgettable encounter with a rare force of nature.
Photographer Tim McKenna has had his work published in numerous magazines and is included in Perfect Waves: The Endless Allure of the Ocean. He lives in Tahiti. Guillaume Dufau has worked as editor of many of the world's foremost surfing publications and worked with Tim McKenna on Perfect Waves. Jack McCoy is a director and cinematographer.
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Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 13.6" Width: 9.3" Height: 0.8" Weight: 3.75 lbs.
Release Date Sep 4, 2007
Publisher White Star
ISBN 8854403091 ISBN13 9788854403093
Reviews - What do customers think about Teahupoo: Tahiti's Mythic Wave?
great book Dec 9, 2007
I gave this book to my surfer son on his 16th birthday. He usually does not like books ( his own words ) but he certainly liked this one. He even was seen reading the text, not only looking at the pictures.
I like the format, the paper, the design, everything.
The worlds most epic wave Oct 14, 2007
The wave is a freak of nature. Over several years of dedicated effort, Tim has captured it from all angles possible and presented in book form in the highest quality. Along with the pictures are stories about it's history, the legendary rides, and the Tahitian surfers who make this their life riding this wave. The book is a classic and to be able to have the frozen moments of the world most amazing wave's natural art is something anyone interested in the ocean will be spellbound looking at it's natural beauty. Highly recommmended.
A must for all surfers Oct 3, 2007
By the time i ended reading this book the fisrt thing that came to mind was how many epic shots i saw in all the magazines belong to Tim Mckeena, all your classic Teahupoo shots taken all this years are in there, making this book a must for all surfers and surfing photo lovers...