Tahitian Wildcard Wipes Out in Heavy Conditions

In a dramatic moment among textbook rides at Teahupo'o, wildcard Taumata Puhetini (PYF) suffered a massive wipeout in a roiling swell at Teahupo'o. The Tahitian fell in Round 2, Heat 2 after pulling off textbook tube-riding throughout the first day of competition at the 2014 Billabong Pro Tahiti. As water rescue took him to shore for treatment, Aussie Joel Parkinson was left alone in the lineup.

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