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Amazing Underwater Tahiti Visuals

August 16th, 2012 by John Zanussi

Here’s a new video from photographer Ryan Stuck that includes some amazing water footage he captured while in Tahiti. More »

Damo Prepares for Tahiti

August 16th, 2012 by John Zanussi

Damien Hobgood gives us a glimpse of what it’s like to prepare for a world tour event in the days leading up to the Billabong Pro Tahiti. I’ve never seen someone so nonchalantly pack boards for a trip like Damo does in this video. 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 »

Contests

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 »

Tahiti at Random

August 7th, 2012 by John Zanussi

During a recent trip to Tahiti, photographer Ryan Struck captured all sorts of random sights and sounds and complied them together into this really rad clip. 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 »

Surfer News

Happy Birthday Andy Irons! R.I.P. AI

July 24th, 2012 by Samantha Rupert

Andy Irons would have turned 34 today if not for his unfortunate and untimely death on November 2, 2010. Birthdays are supposed to be a joyous occasion, and so, we’ve compiled some of Andy’s best photos and videos that show his true, playful nature. More »

Picture Perfect Teahupoo

July 18th, 2012 by John Zanussi

This video just popped up in our Twitter feed and became post-worthy after only a few seconds of watching. Looks like Chopes has been doing it’s thing recently. More »

Nathan Fletcher’s Jagermeister Commercial

May 3rd, 2012 by Samantha Rupert

Nathan Fletcher discusses his passion and his profession, which seem to be interchangeable, in a new Jagermeister commercial. By now, I’m sure you’ve seen footage of Teahupoo last August, but Fletcher recalls his experience riding the heaviest wave recorded and almost drowning. It’s definitely worth a watch. More »

Code Red – Surfing Goes Huge At Teahupoo

April 26th, 2012 by John Zanussi

Last summer one of the largest swells ever hit the shores of Tahiti. The swell was well-timed with the Billabong Pro Tahiti at Teahupoo but there was a day or two where the waves were just to gigantic for the contest to run. That didn’t stop a handful of Billabong team riders along with other big wave surfers from pushing the limits and towing into the massive waves. Billabong put together this 15 minute mini-movie that shows a full days worth of big wave surfing at Teahupoo. More »

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