Tuamotu/Rangiroa: Riding Waves in Tiputa Pass

The massive Rangiroa lagoon (second largest in coral atoll lagoon in the world) has only two passes – opening to the ocean. Tiputa Pass is narrow and exposed to crushing waves – it serves like a bottleneck where ocean pushes in and rising to near-tsunami size waves. Riding that in a boat was quite fun as you crest on top and then dive down the wave.