Upsets and Action Abound as Billabong Pro Tahiti Reignites at Teahupoo

Aritz Aranburu (EUK), 23, current ASP World No. 39, caused the upset of the event, eliminating reigning nine-time ASP World Champion Kelly Slater (USA), 37, in Round 2 of the Billabong Pro Tahiti. For Aranburu, it would mark his first heat win of the 2009 ASP World Tour season; the young Basque surfer putting up an impressive 17.27 heat total to Slater’s 15.00.

Billabong Pro Tahiti Completes Eight Heats in Shifting Conditions

Stop No. 3 of 10 on the 2009 ASP World Tour, the Billabong Pro Tahiti ran the final two heats of Round 1 today before the opening six heats of Round 2 despite putting competition on hold at various points to wait out inclement weather. A lay day is expected for Thursday (Friday in Australia).

Parkinson Leads ASP Top 45 into the Jaws of the Billabong Pro Tahiti

The 2009 Billabong Pro Tahiti presented by Air Tahiti Nui is days away from commencing with the world’s best surfers descending upon the tiny town of Teahupoo at ‘the end of the road’ for Stop No. 3 of 10 on the 2009 ASP World Tour, running from May 9 – 20, 2009.

Tahiti’s Bourez Takes Haleiwa

From Honolulu Star-Bulletin – Honolulu, HI, USA: Tahiti’s Michel Bourez used a combination of deep tube-riding and critical turns to win the Reef Hawaiian Pro yesterday at epic, barreling Haleiwa. In the process, Bourez gained entry into the 2009 World Championship Tour and shot to second place on the World Qualifying Series rankings. He’s only the […]