It felt like there was a time a few years ago when giant Teahupoo sessions were happening every other day. But now it feels like it’s been a while since we’ve seen a clip featuring genuinely big waves at the Tahitian slab.

That all changed this week when a solid swell rolled headlong into the region. A bunch of big wave Daves descended on the wave, joined by the local chargers, and together they partook in a Chopes session for the ages.

It’s amazing how Teahupoo slaps you in the face when you haven’t seen it for a while, dive in and get your free set of fingers wrapped around your dial. Also, make sure you soak in Matahi Drollet’s mind melter … wow!