Kelly Slater and John John Florence’s Legendary Duel at Teahupo’o

Tahiti’s Teahupo’o surf spot has only been surfed intensively since the turn of the millennium, but has already reached near mythical stature in the world of pro surfing, largely because the wave rises dramatically upon hitting a dangerous reef. In 2014 Kelly Slater and John John Florence, two of the best pro surfers in the world, went head-to-head in competition at this newly famous beach, a setting for one of the most discussed surfing duels in recent memory.

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