Teahupo’o is a village located on the southwest coast of the island of Tahiti. The location is famous for it’s heavy surf, and the name ‘Teahupo’o’ loosely translates as “to sever the head” or “place of skulls”. There’s nothing about that translation that says adding Teahupo’o to my bucket list is a good idea.
In the clip, American surfer Kolohe Andino rides those crashing waves at Teahupo’o to demonstrate how easy it is to use Visa Checkout to complete the order of a pizza. Granted the crew on the boat already chose all their toppings and additions, leaving Kolohne to type in his password and hit confirm. Which I do admit may not be the easiest thing in the world to do while riding some of the most dangerous surf on the planet.
I have to call serious bullshit on this ad. They cannot expect anyone to believe that a dude on a jet ski ended up delivering a stack of pizzas from Pizza Hut to a crew on a remote beach in Tahiti, even with a wordy disclaimer that notes that the ad is a dramatization, “screen images have been simulated”, “sequences have been shortened”, and “purchase process shown after Pizza Hut ordering process is complete.”
If you ask me (and, I know no one did) the clip would have been even way more interesting if narrator Morgan Freeman had ridden on Kolohe’s shoulders while delivering his lines.