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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 »

Matahi Drollet Surfs Massive Teahupoo at 14 Years Old

October 2nd, 2012 by Samantha Rupert

Tahitian teenager Matahi Drollet, 14, effortlessly surfed Teahupoo on a heavy day in June. Would you surf that at 14? I don’t think I’d have the guts. But having big wave surfer Manoa Drollet as your big brother might help. More »

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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 »

That Wave At Teahupo’o / Andy Irons

August 28th, 2012 by Samantha Rupert

Billabong compiled this short little video with old footage of Andy Irons talking about his life-changing wave at Teahupoo. Propelled by his competitive nature, Andy paddled hard to block his brother from getting one of the heaviest waves of the day. Of course, Andy dropped in and raised the bar for everyone in Tahiti that day. 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 »

60 Seconds in Tahiti with Anthony Walsh

August 23rd, 2012 by Samantha Rupert

GoPro videos are all the rage these days and it’s no wonder why–the footage is amazing. Here’s Anthony Walsh using the GoPro as he gets locked into some blue Tahitian barrels with the picturesque backdrop of the famously photographed misty mountains at Teahupoo. Lay days at the Billabong Pro Tahiti can’t be that bad right? More »

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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 »

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Laird Hamilton Goes Big at Teahupoo

August 18th, 2012 by John Zanussi

Twelve years ago yesterday, Laird Hamilton was towed into this monster wave at Teahupoo and made history for riding, at the time, the biggest wave ever ridden. More »

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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 »

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