A DECADE into its 'outing' Teahupoo or "choo-poo" as it's pronounced is still without-a-doubt the heaviest wave on tour and up there with anything for tons of brutality pre square inch of skin.
Hardened pros have withdrawn from their heats after sitting in the channel watching the wipeouts. No cheers for the unfortunate here, just winces, cranned necks and shivers of sympathy.
Here's a few comments from the surfers who have experienced Teahupoo's awesome best... As much a horror movie trailer as it is advertisement for one of sport's true spectacles.
We're going to be sitting in the channel for the whole event bringing you daily updates. For the moment you can get more HERE.