Tuesday, August 12, 2014
Updated: Tuesday, August 12, 2014
Nat Young (USA) found perfect pre-event caves in the heaving reef break.
World No. 5 Michel Bourez (PYF) used his local knowledge to roll into a solid, freesurf wave.
Taj Burrow (AUS), No. 4 in the world, arrived and slotted straight into some tubes. You'd be smiling too.
Taj Burrow's first wave in Tahiti in 2014.
Hawaiian Seth Moniz, who competed in the 2014 Air Tahiti Nui Billabong Pro Trials, found some fun in the lineup.
The surf wasn't massive, but there was plenty of room for 2012 ASP World Champion Joel Parkinson (AUS) in the tube.
Parko, fresh from Australia's snow fields and ready for Tahitian tubes.
Trials surfer Jack Robinson (AUS) ducking and weaving for cover.
A perfect Teahupo'o wave sneaks through the crowd.
Air Tahiti Nui Billabong Pro Trials runner-up Nathan Hedge (AUS) prepping for the main event.