Billabong Pro Tahiti

GoPro Challenge Tahiti: Inside Teahupo'o

Young's Lens
Last year, Nat Young (USA) took home the top prize from GoPro at the 2014 Tahiti event with sunset shots of a tube at Teahupo'o.

For its second edition of 2015, GoPro is challenging the world's best to share a backstage look at Teahupo'o, one of the most daunting waves in the world. The submission window for the next GoPro Challenge opens two days before competition kicks off at the Billabong Pro Tahiti, the seventh stop on the men's elite Samsung Galaxy Championship Tour (CT),

The GoPro Challenge asks competing World Surf League (WSL) athletes to submit their own GoPro videos from the competition venue and surrounding areas, with clips accepted starting two days prior to the contest window and no later than the conclusion of the event. Earlier this year, C.J. Hobgood (USA) won the first Challenge during the Fiji Pro with a sunset ride at Cloudbreak that had the rest of the channel roaring.

Hobgood's Golden Hour
The world's best surfers are gathering in the South Pacific to meet up with some solid swell on the horizon. Get a head start of your Fiji fill with this flashback.

The winning video is selected by a panel of five judges -- three from the WSL staff and two from GoPro -- based on cinematography, degree of difficulty of shooting, perspective, and overall beauty and lighting. Each requirement holds equal weight.

Since his video was taken outside of the contest, Hobgood received $10,000. If a surfer's winning video from a wave ridden during the contest, the prize purse is $15,000.

Want to know how to shoot winning clips? Check out this tutorial.

The Billabong Pro Tahiti kicks off August 14. Catch LIVE action here or on the WSL app and check back for GoPro Challenge submissions as they come in on the GPC minisite.