Ten-time world champion Kelly Slater, Tahitian surfing sensation Raimana Van Bastolaer and a group of friends seek out the best waves breaking at Tahiti's legendary surf spot, Teahupo'o and uncover the hidden forces at work. Amidst incredible surfing action, we navigate the oceans, flying into the heart of a storm and diving beneath the breakers, exploring the coral reefs in search of the source of the wave's energy.
Raimana Van Bastolaer,Michael Hanrahan,Kelly Slater
THE ULTIMATE WAVE TAHITI plunges you into the stunning beauty of an island paradise on a quest to find the perfect wave-riding experience. Ten-time world surfing champion Kelly Slater and Tahitian surfer Raimana Van Bastolaer and a group of friends seek out the best waves breaking on the reef at Tahiti's famed surf site Teahupo'o. As their quest unfolds, you are plunged beneath the surface of things, to explore the hidden forces at work shaping ocean waves and the islands that lie in their path.
Amidst surfing action, you navigate the cosmos and an ocean storm in a search for the source and nature of a wave's energy. Exploring mountainous Tahiti, you are thrust into the turbulent volcanic past of the island and its neighbors and discover the seagoing, wave-riding roots of the islanders themselves a culture still rich in the music, dance and lore of the sea. Beneath the ocean, swimming with surfers, you explore the stunning, fragile beauty of the reef habitat a turbulent, wave-shaping interface that envelops the island and nurtures the ocean's multitudes in motion fish, dolphins, sharks and whales.
When the truly big surf arrives at Teahupo'o, surfing play becomes surfing survival as the riders artfully tackle some of the heaviest surf on the planet!