And while the session belonged to the big-wave contingent, there were also a couple of ‘CT surfers that put on a surprising show. “That day was mind-blowing,” says photographer Jason Kenworthy, recalling that now infamous Code Red swell. “It was right in the middle of a [Championship Tour] contest, so there were a bunch of the Tour surfers out there watching.
The morning tow session saw Nathan Fletcher survive falling into the maw of arguably the ugliest wave in Teahupoo history, Bruce Irons get his boardshorts ripped clean off when he went down on the following mutant wave, and Laurie Towner somehow navigate a half-dozen of the heaviest left slabs anyone has ever ridden.
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