HOME TOWN: Tahiti
FAV BREAK: Teahupoo
Born and bred at one of the worlds most dangerous waves, Tahurai is one of Tahiti’s new generation, setting boundaries in waves of consequence. When everyone says no, Tahurai says go.
Island lifestyle at it’s finest, Tahurai is cool, calm and collected, especially when things get serious at his beloved local, Teahupoo. The tropical oasis that is his home is a playground for the surfing worlds elite, where Tahurai has honed his skills all over the archipelago. You’ll be seeing some big things in 2016.
PORTRAITS: Luke Shadbolt
BACK BREAKER DAY: Domenic Mosqueira
CHRISTMAS EVE IMAGES: Ben Thouard