NEIL Morton of Project Photography didn't expect to encounter all time Teahupoo in mid March when he escaped the Northern European winter for a few months of southern sun. Sick of the crowds he eschewed his beloved Indo for the less crowded breaks of the South Pacific, first stop, a month on the French Polynesian island of Tahiti.
Tahiti seems to be the perfect location. Writes Neil. But it has downsides, it's expensive, it's a long way from home, the reef passes are a long way out to sea and waves super heavy - but this helps to keep crowds down and those willing to make the effort leave with a smile. We were on the island for a month and March normally isn't the best season to hit the southern spots, this suited me just fine. Teahupoo is a perfect wave and what you dont see too often are pictures of it when its not superhuman. I got to surf it in the 3ft (well overhead) range a good few times. Just a perfect deep blue barrel and no crowds.