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Billabong Pro Tahiti Final Day Highlights

August 20th, 2013 by John Zanussi

Congrats to Ace Buchan for winning the event! More »

Contests

Mick Fanning Wins Billabong Pro Tahiti

August 28th, 2012 by John Zanussi

What a super exciting last day of competition yesterday was at the Billabong Pro Tahiti. Congrats to Mick for not only winning the event but also adding to his points lead in the rankings. Video highlights, photos, heat results, and full recap below. More »

Mick Fanning’s Perfect 10

August 28th, 2012 by John Zanussi

Just as time was running out in the quarterfinal heat against Ricardo Dos Santos, Mick Fanning took off on this bomb and was scored a perfect 10. The score gave him what he needed to take the lead and advance into the semifinals of the Billabong Pro Tahiti. Mick went on to win the event and we’ll have a full recap of the final day of competition later today. More »

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Billabong Pro Tahiti Day 3 Recap

August 27th, 2012 by John Zanussi

Day 3 of competition turned out to be the 11th and second to last day of the waiting period for the 2012 Billabong Pro Tahiti and we’ve got highlights, heat results, a full recap, and photos of all the action. More »

Teahupoo Claims

August 24th, 2012 by John Zanussi

Billabong takes a look at all the different claims surfers have made over the past years after getting slotted at Teahupoo. More »

Contests

Billabong Pro Tahiti Day 2 Recap

August 19th, 2012 by John Zanussi

Clean conditions and pulsing three-to-four foot surf greeted the world’s best surfers today as Round 2 was completed at the primary venue of Teahupo’o. Event No. 5 of 10 on the 2012 ASP World Championship Tour, the Billabong Pro Tahiti enjoyed historic conditions for the 2011 installment, but faces the challenge of a less-than-ideal swell forecast for this season’s event. Despite this hurdle, the world’s best surfers have been tearing into the chunky lefthander of Teahupo’o the past two days and, once again, the Brazilians proved to be in top form. More »

Contests

Billabong Pro Tahiti Day 1 Recap

August 17th, 2012 by John Zanussi

The waves may have not been as good as last year’s event but there was still plenty of action for the first official day of the Billabong Pro Tahiti. All of round 1 was completed along with the first two heats of round 2. Some standout moments of the first day include Adriano de Souza’s top heat score of 19.43, Josh Kerr going right (!), and Jordy Smith getting knocked out of the contest in second heat of round 2. We’ve got highlights, photos, and all the results all right here. More »

Boards, Contests

Dusty Payne’s Tahiti Quiver

August 16th, 2012 by John Zanussi

Dusty Payne missed the first four events of the this year’s ASP World Tour with an ankle injury. When the injury first happened Dusty wasn’t sure of when he’d be back in competition form but that time is now. Although not full recovered, he will be surfing at the Billabong Pro Tahiti in the second heat against Taj Burrow and Damien Hobgood. Dusty’s board sponsor, JS Industries, posted a couple of shots of his eleven board quiver that he has to choose from for the Tahiti event. Also below is a video of Dusty talking about his injury, recovery process, and the tour. More »

Billabong Pro Tahiti Von Zipper Trials

August 15th, 2012 by John Zanussi

The Billabong Pro Tahiti starts tomorrow and the round one matchups are ready to go. Earlier in the week the Von Zipper Trials were held to determine the two wildcard spots. Twenty-two year old Brazilian Ricardo Dos Santos and Tahiti local Alain Riou finished first and second, respectively and will be surfing in the main event. More »

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Billabong Pro Tahiti Heat Matchups

August 14th, 2012 by John Zanussi

It feels like forever since the last world tour contest but later this week the waiting period of the 2012 Billabong Pro Tahiti event will begin. The official start of the contest is August 16th and it will run until the 27th. It looks like there is some swell on the way so we could see surfers in the water on the very first day. The round one heat matchups have been drawn and we’ve got them below. More »

Billabong Pro Tahiti Teaser

August 7th, 2012 by John Zanussi

It’s been just about two months since there was a WCT contest but the Billabong Pro Tahiti is just around the corner. The holding period for the contest will run from August 16th to August 27th and if it’s anything like last year’s event it should be exciting. More »

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