Teahupo'o (Teh-ya-hu-po-o) is Tahitian for 'Wall of Skulls'.
This spot is now known as Teahupoo (commonly pronounced as choe-poo or chopes by English-speakers) and is famous for its giant barrel waves reaching up to 7-8 metres. Attracting the world's best surfers and holding the annual Billabong Pro Surf Competition, it is known to be one of the most dangerous, heaviest, scariest, deadliest waves in the world, causing countless numbers of injuries and even deaths.
But what may seem like a place of absolute terror is not always the case. The beaches around Teahupo'o can be unbelievably calm and tranquil. Who could have known it was a place lined with a wall of skulls. These photos taken by Marc show you another side to Teahupo'o that you might not have known.