How To Shoot Teahupoo | “If you want to shoot from the water, be aware of its power.”
The tube monster is alive and well and he lives inside the very powerful wave at the end of the road in Tahiti… Teahupoo. Luckily photographer Ben Thouard knows how to tame him and make him look his best. Want to learn how to photograph this scary surf wave? Ben will teach you the ways.
What’s the most dangerous thing about shooting Teahupoo?
Teahupoo is a heavy wave that breaks on a shallow reef! So you don’t want to get caught inside by a big set while swimming. But the wave is so perfect that when it’s good, it mostly breaks in the same place and makes the swim possible. If you want to shoot Teahupoo from the water, be aware of its power.