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Surfer and his wife

Mateia Hiquily leaving his wife of the day at Teahupoo (Tahiti - French Polynesia) . Teahupoo is one of the most dangerous surf spot on the planet. When the waves comes, it can be very impressive and you must sure that you're ready to take a wave. Teahupoo is also unique cause you can be very close to the wave and feel the water on your skin and the wind after the waves crashed.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 05.2018
Date Uploaded: 06.2019
Photo Location: teahupoo, French Polynesia
Camera: NIKON D600
Copyright: © Melvin Pirard