Teahupoo itself is a black beach place with many local rent out rooms and the vibes are really good – as they usually are around surf spots. We were lucky to stay with a few surfers from Brazil (including the pro-surfer Dennis Tiahara). When the guys went our for a surf the next day, they asked if we’d dare to go out with them to take some photos. This was a great opportunity and we followed their request immediately. Some local guy they knew, took us out to the massive waves on his jet-ski and we spent the next two days taking heaps of shots right near this world-famous break. It was an unforgettable experience to be so close to the action.