Before the swell kicked into mega size, there were a few paddle in waves to be had for guys like Danny Fuller. Photo: Humbert

Before the swell kicked into mega size, there were a few paddle in waves to be had for guys like Danny Fuller. Photo: Humbert

The performer of the day, Raimana Van Bastolaer, gets his ski into the water at "The End Of The Road". Photo: Humbert

The performer of the day, Raimana Van Bastolaer, gets his ski into the water at "The End Of The Road". Photo: Humbert

Raimana usually whips someone into the best wave of the day, but on this particular session, it looks like he had to get some for himself first. Photo: Humbert

Raimana usually whips someone into the best wave of the day, but on this particular session, it looks like he had to get some for himself first. Photo: Humbert

Hard charging Frenchman Ben "Sancho" Sanchis. Photo: Humbert

Hard charging Frenchman Ben "Sancho" Sanchis. Photo: Humbert

We're trying to track down this Kiwi kids name, but in the meantime, let it be known that he's a hell charger. Note the absence of a track up near the lip—he bunny hopped that shit! Lucky for us, Josh Humbert got the shot off as they were headed back to the marina... Photo: Humbert

Young Kiwi charger Sam Hawke on the wave of the day... Note the absence of a track up near the lip—he bunny hopped into that shit! Lucky for us, Josh Humbert got the shot off as they were headed back to the marina... Photo: Humbert

Manoa Drollet; as cool as ever. Photo: Humbert

The undisputed master of Teahupo'o; Manoa Drollet. Photo: Humbert

Brian Conley. Photo: Humbert

Brian Conley. Photo: Humbert

Shane Dorian coming in hot to the deadly West Bowl... Photo: Humbert

Shane Dorian coming in hot to the deadly West Bowl... Photo: Humbert

One of the hardest charging surfers in the world right now, Kauai's Sion Milosky. Photo: Humbert

One of the hardest charging surfers in the world right now, Kauai's Sion Milosky. Photo: Humbert

The infamous Adam "Biff" D'Esposito at his home away from home. Photo: Humbert

The infamous Adam "Biff" D'Esposito at his home away from home. Photo: Humbert

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Raimana Van Bastolaer sets up for a gi-normous barrel... Photo: Humbert

Raimana Van Bastolaer sets up for a gi-normous barrel... Photo: Humbert

Raimana knows that at Teahupo'o, you gotta pay to play. Photo: Humbert

Raimana knows that at Teahupo'o, you gotta pay to play. Photo: Humbert

ASP World Tour battler Michel "Spartan" Bourez scops the carnage with Teiva Joyeux. Photo: Humbert

ASP World Tour battler Michel "Spartan" Bourez scopes the carnage with Teiva Joyeux. Photo: Humbert

Don't look back! Photo: Humbert

Don't look back! Koa Smith plays with the big boys. Photo: Humbert

Raimana Van Bastolaer ruling opening day 2010 at Teahupo'o... Photo: Humbert

Raimana Van Bastolaer ruling opening day 2010 at Teahupo'o... Photo: Humbert

King in his castle—Raimana Van Bastolaer. Photo: Humbert

King in his castle—Raimana Van Bastolaer. Photo: Humbert

Why's the water not crystal clear as usual? It's because when it gets big enough, the waves wash onto land sucking back with them, dirt, bushes, and sometimes contest scaffoldings. Photo: Humbert

Why's the water not crystal clear like it usually is? It's because when it gets big enough, the waves wash onto land sucking back with them, dirt, bushes, and sometimes contest scaffoldings. Brazilian charger Danilo Couto. Photo: Humbert

The view from the channel at Teahupo'o... where you and should have been Wednesday, March 17!

The view from the channel at Teahupo'o... where you and should have been Wednesday, March 17!

Thierry Domenech. Photo: Humbert

Vetea "Poto" David. Photo: Humbert

Vetea "Poto" David. Photo: Humbert

Manoa Drollet. Photo: Humbert