Go ahead, watch this video like 10 times. We did.
Then ask yourself — how the heck did surfer Niccolo Porcella survive, much less walk away without injury? Teahupo’o is widely regarded as one of the heaviest waves in the world, and this is one of the worst over-the-falls thrashings we’ve seen yet.
The epic Tahitian wave is firing this week, and some sweet footage of the action has emerged (beyond wipeouts!). Stay safe out there surfers!