No stranger to the "End Of The Road," Kalani Chapman is always on it when Teahupo'o fires up. Photo: Noyle/SPL

No stranger to the "End Of The Road," Kalani Chapman is always on it when Teahupo'o fires up. Photo: Noyle/SPL

Laird Hamilton gets in one the action—on a SUP. According to reports, he broke three of the big boards in one day. Photo: Noyle/SPL

Laird Hamilton gets in one the action—on a SUP. According to reports, he broke three of the big boards in one day. Photo: Noyle/SPL

A globe trotting Jaime O'Brien with a sweet no-grab. He would pay the Piper later... Photo: Noyle/SPL

A globe trotting Jaime O'Brien with a sweet no-grab. He would pay the Piper later... Photo: Noyle/SPL

Raimana Van Bastolaer on the wave of the day, again. Photo: Noyle/SPL

Raimana Van Bastolaer. Photo: Noyle/SPL

Raimana Van Bastolaer (same wave as the photo above just the next frame) stading tough despite the cannon-like spit. Photo: Noyle/SPL

Raimana Van Bastolaer (same wave as the photo above just the next frame) standing tough despite the cannon-like spit. Photo: Noyle/SPL

Kiron Jabour on a perfect, three-to-five foot day at Chopes. These are the sessions that Tahitian dreams are made of, at least for us mortals. Photo: Noyle/SPL

Kiron Jabour on a perfect, three-to-five foot day at Chopes. These are the sessions that Tahitian dreams are made of, at least for us mortals. Photo: Noyle/SPL

This is the signal Raimana gives when there's a big set on the horizon...it basically means get your ass in gear and out of the impact zone. Photo: Noyle/SPL

This is the signal Raimana gives when there's a big set on the horizon...it basically means get your ass in gear and out of the impact zone. Photo: Noyle/SPL

Being caught inside on a twelve foot clean up set at Teahupo'o is one of the most terrifying predicaments in surfing. Adam "Biff" D'Esposito barely made it under this one...his board didn't however. Photo: Noyle/SPL

Being caught inside on a twelve foot clean up set at Teahupo'o is one of the most terrifying predicaments in surfing. Adam "Biff" D'Esposito barely made it under this one...his board didn't however. Photo: Noyle/SPL

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Benjamin "Sancho" Sanchis. Photo: Noyle/SPL

Benjamin "Sancho" Sanchis. Photo: Noyle/SPL

Kevin Bourez, 'lil bro to WCT surfer Michel Bourez, taking his brothers spot in the lineup. Photo: Noyle/SPL

Kevin Bourez, 'lil bro to WCT surfer Michel Bourez, taking his brothers spot in the lineup. Photo: Noyle/SPL

Aussie tube dweller Ryan Hipwood. Photo: Noyle/SPL

Aussie tube dweller Ryan Hipwood. Photo: Noyle/SPL

Adam "Biff" D'Esposito at his home away from home in Tahiti. Photo: Noyle/SPL

Kevin Bourez. Photo: Noyle/SPL

Laird Hamilton charges the infamous west bowl at Teahupo'o on his signature SUP. Photo: Noyle/SPL

Laird Hamilton charges the infamous west bowl at Teahupo'o on his signature SUP. Photo: Noyle/SPL

Jaime O'Brien on what the boys at Chopes would call a solid eight footer. Unfortunately he didn't make and got smashed onto the coral reef. Check the ensuing "Tahitian Tattoo" in the next photo. Photo: Noyle/SPL

Jaime O'Brien on what the boys at Chopes would call a solid eight footer. Unfortunately he didn't make and got smashed onto the coral reef. Check the ensuing "Tahitian Tattoo" in the next photo. Photo: Noyle/SPL

"Eh bra, Is it bad?" Nothing a little lime rub won't fix Jamie! Photo: Noyle

"Eh bra, is it bad?" Nothing a little lime rub won't fix Jamie! Photo: Noyle

Kalani Chapman on a rainy Teahupo'o morning. Photo: Noyle/SPL

Kalani Chapman on a rainy Teahupo'o morning. Photo: Noyle/SPL

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Ryan Hipwood. If this photo doesn't make you wanna go try your luck in Tahiti you should probably quit surfing right now. Photo: Noyle/SPL

Ryan Hipwood. If this photo doesn't make you wanna go try your luck in Tahiti you should probably quit surfing right now. Photo: Noyle/SPL

Unidentified on one of the last waves of the day—right about the time the big, local tiger shark starts making his rounds around the reef. Photo: Noyle/SPL

FBI bruddah Ryan Galina on one of the last waves of the day—right about the time the big, local tiger shark starts making his rounds around the reef. Kinda makes you reconsider the last caption, huh? Photo: Noyle/SPL

Looking out from the west bowl at Teahupo'o. Photo: Noyle/SPL

Looking out from the west bowl at Teahupo'o. Photo: Noyle/SPL

For reasons only known to him, JOB did a few tow-ins with a big stick in his hand. Nobody ever said he was normal... Photo: Noyle/SPL

For reasons only known to him, JOB did a few tow-ins with a big stick in his hand. Nobody ever said he was normal... Photo: Noyle/SPL

Ryan Hipwood starts the day off right. Photo: Noyle/SPL

Ryan Hipwood starts the day off right. Photo: Noyle/SPL

JOB slotted at Teahupo'o. Check the lip line to see how deep he is here. Photo: Noyle/SPL

JOB slotted at Teahupo'o. Check the lip line to see how deep he is here. Photo: Noyle/SPL

A small pump in the barrel will give Kalani Chapman the speed he needs to make it through the critical west bowl section. Photo: Noyle/SPL

A small pump in the barrel will give Kalani Chapman the speed he needs to make it through the critical west bowl section. Photo: Noyle/SPL

The Godfather of Tahitian surfing; Vetea "Poto" David. Photo: Noyle/SPL

The Godfather of Tahitian surfing; Vetea "Poto" David. Photo: Noyle/SPL

Raimana Van Bastolaer on the wave of the day, again. Photo: Noyle/SPL

Raimana Van Bastolaer on the wave of the day, again. Photo: Noyle/SPL

When flying through the barrel of your dreams and seeing your bros on the shoulder it's pretty hard to keep your emotions in check. Danilo Couto. Photo: Noyle/SPL

When flying through the barrel of your dreams and seeing your bros on the shoulder it's pretty hard to keep your emotions in check. Tahiti's own Hira Terinatoofa. Photo: Noyle/SPL