Dramatic slabs almost demand their own film soundtracks. Teahupoo seems born for the cinema anyway, unloading the entire ocean onto one poor reef. Surfers hear a dangerous tune in watching its footage long before they watch a session highlight.
So when Koa Rothman paddles into a liquid freight train straight out of Inception, or when Kiron Jabour turns into a gladiator, sticking a drop-in like he just defied the emperor at the Roman Colosseum, the video and its music should feel like a natural match, like their sense of epic was dually plucked out of the darkroom. Just watching a few rides at Teahupoo is more dramatic than the latest Hollywood blockbuster, and this clip won’t cost you $15 for a ticket.