Tahiti Travel Guide
An epic wave at Teahupoo
If you asked us to converse in surf lingo with you, we wouldn't know the difference between a double overhead and an A-frame. (Thank goodness for Riptionary). But that doesn't mean that we don't appreciate the sport, or lack reverence for the gorgeous worldwide locations that surfers visit to test out their aerial skills.
World champion athlete Kelly Slater, Raimana Van Bastolaer, and director Stephen Low share this love of surf culture, which is what drew them to the Polynesian island of Tahiti, where the waves are gnarly and the scenery storybook perfect. The three just wrapped principal photography on Ultimate Wave Tahiti, which will be shown in IMAX® 3D once it's released next February.
Still depressed over not making the final rounds in Australia's "Island Reef Job" contest? Sulk no longer, as Tahiti has stepped up to give us burgeoning video competition pros a reason to go on: their "Invest In Your Love" contest. While the grand prize doesn't involve living on a sparsely-populated island far from civilization, it will get you a free trip to one or two.