98. Sports Trend of the Aughts: Teahupoo Surf
Key Players: ASP World Tour contestants and freakshows like Laird Hamilton
Video Evidence: Click Here.
If big wave surfing at Jaws represented the limits of surf in the 90s, Teahupo set the bar in the 2000s. From pro surfers letting set waves pass by in competition to Hamilton's record tow in session in 2000, this spot consistently made jaws drop for the past ten years. You can play it in the Kelly Slater's Pro Surfervideo game if you can't get the balls up for the real spot.
YOU AUGHTA KNOW:
Translations vary, but whether you think Teahupo means "End of the Road" or "Broken Skulls" it's not a pretty thing.