Billabong Pro Tahiti - Final Day

VIDEO & SLIDESHOW: Tahiti without waves

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Billabong Pro Tahiti

Stop 5 of 10, ASP World Championship Tour
Teahupo’o, Taiarapu, Tahiti
16 - 27 August 2012

Live Coverage | Results/Photos/Videos etc

Tahiti without waves

Surfersvillage Global Surf News, 26 August, 2012 : - - The Billabong Pro Tahiti has called eight lay days during the 2012 waiting period. Action will recommence Sunday. During the lull Joel Parkinson and company scaled the infamous mountain peaks of Teahupo’o, Tahiti by crossing through rivers and tearing though the jungle to take in the view 3000ft above Chopes.

Alain Riou’s dad has his own flying machine. He fashioned a small boat to a glider with a propeller on the back ready for air and water. Both Mick Fanning and Kelly Slater went sightseeing from the one of a kind flying boat.



Watermen Shane Dorian took a boat out to the other side of the island to deep dive in the beautiful Tahitian waters with photographer Pat Stacy. Jeremy Flores organized surfers and locals for a mean game of soccer.

Boats, kayaks, standup paddles and jetskis are launched off docks for exploration to other parts of the island. At the close of the day surfers are out on the roof tops, patios, or docks out in front of their houses shooting photos of the sunset and enjoying fish from the freshest sashimi plates they’ll ever eat.



When competition resumes, up first will be two-time ASP World Champion and current ASP WCT No. 1 Mick Fanning (AUS), 31, up against Fredrick Patacchia (HAW), 30, in the opening heat of Round 3.
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Heat 1: Mick Fanning (AUS) vs. Fredrick Patacchia (HAW)
Heat 2: Julian Wilson (AUS) vs. Adrian Buchan (AUS)
Heat 3: Taj Burrow (AUS) vs. Kai Ottonn (AUS)
Heat 4: Owen Wright (AUS) vs. Miguel Pupo (BRA)
Heat 5: C.J. Hobgood (USA) vs. Michel Bourez (PYF)
Heat 6: Kelly Slater (USA) vs. Ricardo dos Santos (BRA)
Heat 7: Joel Parkinson (AUS) vs. Taylor Knox (USA)
Heat 8: Jeremy Flores (FRA) vs. Heitor Alves (BRA)
Heat 9: Josh Kerr (AUS) vs. Damien Hobgood (USA)
Heat 10: John John Florence (HAW) vs. Brett Simpson (USA)
Heat 11: Gabriel Medina (BRA) vs. Alejo Muniz (BRA)
Heat 12: Adriano de Souza (BRA) vs. Kieren Perrow (AUS)







Previous reports:
# 1 : Air Tahiti VonZipper Trials & Billabong Pro Webisodes
# 2 : VIDEO: Billabong Pro Tahiti webisode eyes rookies
# 3 : Dos Santos & Riou earn Billabong Pro Tahiti slots

# 4 : World's best gear up for the Billabong Pro Tahiti
# 5 : Adriano de Souza shines Day 1 of Billabong Pro Tahiti
# 6 : Pupo & Flores shine in Billabong Pro Tahiti Round 2
# 7 :
The Billabong Pro Tahiti calls lay day for Sunday
# 8 : Lay Day called for Billabong Pro Tahiti on Monday
# 9 : Surf takes a breather at the Billabong Pro Tahiti
# 10 : Billabong Pro Tahiti eyes end of waiting period
# 11 : Billabong Pro Tahiti hits snooze button again today 
# 12 : Billabong Pro Tahiti sleeps in again for the day

Source: Billabong

Author: JJ/Billabong

Tags: Billabong Pro Tahiti, ASP

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