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Teahupo’o Local Says This Is The Heaviest Wave He’s Paddled

That’s not to discount the other 12 bombs Eimeo Czermak caught this swell.

cinema // May 10, 2022
Words by Michael Ciaramella
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Last week saw one of Teahupo’o’s best run of swells in years. While there were a few visitors on hand, as it should be, the locals got the best waves.

The deepest make of the week came from Matahi Drollet. The largest wave ridden was by Raimana van Bastolear. And you probably saw the tow wave that 16-year-old Gilbert Teave attempted to paddle.

But if we could place ourselves in any wave last week, paddle or tow, it would have been that by Eimeo Czermak — an easy(ish) entry, triple-thick west bowl that somehow pushed Eimeo through its turbulent foamball.

“I waited like 30 minutes for that wave,” the Tahitian said. “I usually don’t wait — I just take a bunch of waves. But I knew I needed to wait for a really big one.”

Click above to watch the wave (which Eimeo has called the heaviest he’s paddled) plus a dozen other exceptional rides from the swell.

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