Riding the big ones for the pro spot

2008-05-02 00:00

The action over at Teahupoo, pronounced Cho-pu in Tahiti, was pretty intense, with massive waves thundering over the short and dangerous reef for the Air Tahiti Nui Von Zipper Trails, the precursor to the Billabong Pro Tahiti. In among the waves that grew and grew with each set, a bunch of hardened local surfers and a contingent of international hopefuls battled it out. The prize being a coveted slot in the main event.

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