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Next stop on tour - The Billabong Pro Tahiti

            

August 15 - 26, 2014

The History: Surfing has its deepest roots in the Polynesian islands, where the journey from Tahiti to Hawaii could only be survived by the most accomplished watermen. With their superior water skills, they brought their paipo (belly) boards. Bodyboarding still rages on the perfect lefts at Teahupo'o, known for its heavy, glassy waves that can reach double-overhead.

The Main Event: The 2014 Billabong Pro Tahiti is the 17th installment of the contest. The competition was first on the ASP Qualifying Series (QS), but began hosting the ASP's elite Top 45 when Billabong claimed the monster pit in 1999.

Over the years, pros have taken full advantage and have put on someepic performances. In 2005, Kelly Slater (USA) surfed the perfect heat, scoring the first-ever 20 out of a possible 20 points againstDamien Hobgood (USA) in the Final. The 2011 contest saw Jeremy Flores (FRA) match Slater’s perfect heat with a 20-point score of his own in what's sometimes considered one of the most memorable ASP events of all time.

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PAST EVENT CHAMPIONS:
2013: Adrian Buchan (AUS)
2012: Mick Fanning (AUS)
2011: Kelly Slater (USA)
2010: Andy Irons (HAW)
2009: Bobby Martinez (USA)
2008: Bruno Santos (BRA)
2007: Damien Hobgood (USA)
2006: Bobby Martinez (USA)
2005: Kelly Slater (USA)
2004: C.J. Hobgood (USA)
2003: Kelly Slater (USA)
2002: Andy Irons (HAW)
2001: Cory Lopez (USA)
2000: Kelly Slater (USA)
1999: Mark Occhilupo (AUS)

 

 

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