You already knew the 2014 Billabong Pro Tahiti was the best surf contest ever because you read our 11 reasons why it was. But amidst the giant barrels and huge scores there was an occurrence that was almost just as exciting. And now that the water has settled, we can rightly recognize this happening: the Teahpuoo kickout.
When surfing Teahpuoo, after you make the treacherous drop, and navigate the death barrel, and don't end up on the dry reef, and can withstand the massive spray on your back, and don't shit your pants, you're left with another heavy task of exiting the shoulder to the channel. On average swells there it's mostly a seamless transition, mostly. But on the swell that pounded this year's ASP contest, it was a huge task in itself.
So here's the 18 best Teahpuoo kickouts, aptly named, and the full compilation video below. Enjoy.