The story of Teahupoo and surfing is not a new one. The town of Teahupoo has seen surfers coming from all regions of the globe since the 1960s. The first surfer to claim the first ride at Teahupoo was Tahitian Thierry Vernaudon in 1985. A few local friends support his story. The entire island is surrounded by coral atolls, making for exciting surf. This shot represents the Tahitian pearl, a vibrant and mutant slab breaking over a shallow live reef. A shot by famous surf photographer Bernard Testemale. The ultimate surfing wall art.
All our photographs are printed on a Hahnemühle paper Photo Rag (308gsm). One of the world’s most popular papers perfect for photography or art reproductions. Shipped in cardboard Postal Tubes.
Bernard Testemale was born in 1958 in the small town of Soustons on the Southwestern coastline of France. A keen surfer from a young age, Bernard Testemale has been fascinated by photography after receiving his first camera in his early teens. Never intending to make a career out his two big passions, he dove into the world of professional photography rather accidentally in the early 1990s. A regular contributor to various surf and travel magazines, Bernard Testemale has become a worldwide renowned reference in surf photography in the past decades.
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