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6 meter swell sets up tube treats at Teahupoo warm-up

Air TahitiNui VZ Trials

Billabong Pro Tahiti

ASP Mens & Womens WCT

Teahupoo, Tahiti,

May 6-18, 2003

Six meter waves in Tahiti

Malik Joyeux : photo © Tim McKenna (enlarge)

Tahitian Malik Joyeux Gotcha teamrider was towed into this BOMB 2 days before the WCT trials.

Manoa Drollet : © Steve Robertson /

Tahitian Manoa Drollet rides the tube at Teahupoo, Tahiti on April 30 warming up for the upcoming Air TahitiNui VZ Trials. Drollet is one of the 32 local Teahupoo surfing specialists who will take on 16 international surfers in the Air TahitiNui VZ Trials at the worlds premier break for three days of competition within the May 1 - 5 holding period.

Bruce Irons : © Steve Robertson /

Bruce Irons gets shacked during a warm up session prior to the Air TahitiNui VZ Trials.

Joel Fitzgerald : © Steve Robertson /

Australian Joel Fitzgerald, a big wave specialist, is one of the major contenders to pick up one of three wild cards in the Air TahitiNui VZ Trials at Teahupoo, in Tahiti which starts today (May 1). From May 1 – 5. Sixteen international Teahupoo surfing specialists will take on 32 local Tahitians in the Air TahitiNui VZ Trials at the world’s premier break for three days of competition within the May 1 - 5 holding period.

Nicolai Leetham : © Steve Robertson /

Tahitian Nicolai Leetham shows calmness and style as he prepares to drive through a large 4m wave of serious consequence

Cory Lopez : © Steve Robertson /

2001 Billabong Pro Teahupoo champion, Corey Lopez (Florida, USA) charged the biggest and meanest waves today and showed he’s ready to put it all on the line in the worlds most dangerous wave.

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