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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 »

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 »

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 »


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 »

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 »

Surfer News

2012 Billabong XXL Awards Nominees

April 12th, 2012 by John Zanussi

Now that all of the nominees for this year’s Billabong XXL Awards have been announced let’s take a look at the waves and the surfers who were nominated. The categories are pretty stacked and there were some monster waves ridden in the past year. More »

2012 Billabong XXL Wipeout Nominees

April 11th, 2012 by John Zanussi

The 2012 Billabong Global Big Wave Awards will take place on May 20th, 2012. We’ll have the rest of the nominees on the site soon but in the meantime here’s are the nominees for biggest wipeout. More »


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