Billabong Pro Tahiti, the surf event in Teahupoo !

French Polynesia, and most particularly the village of Teahupoo, will welcome the Billabong pro Tahiti, the famous ASP (Association of Surfing Professional) World Tour.

 

Teahupoo, is a little village located in the wild peninsula of “Tahiti iti” on the south-west coast of Tahiti Island. It is usually a quiet  and authentic place in a little piece of heaven … Sheltering the world-famous wave of Teahupoo. Every year, a big competition, the Billabong Pro Tahiti takes place in this legendary  and amazing surf spot .

 

 

Teahupoo, a mythical wave for surfing lovers also fears professional surfers.
Indeed, Hava’i (the name of the pass) is one of the most dangerous in the world, when all conditions are met, perfect left side waves are formed, giving a surf break with heavy and glassy waves hitting the coral reef.

 

This biggest surf competition in French Polynesia meets every year big names of surf as Kelly Slater,  Mick Fanning, Taj Burrow, and many others…
The annual Billabong Pro Tahiti surf competition is the sixth step of the World Championship Tour (WCT) of the Association of Surfing Professionals World Tour surfing circuit. The best surfers in the world come to compete against the monster wave ! The prize money at stake on the Billabong Pro Teahupoo will be $ 450,000!

2013 Billabong Pro Tahiti Teaser

The Billabong pro Tahiti takes place this year from 15th to 26th August, an exceptional and impressive live event, even if you are not a fan of surfing!
Tahiti Cruise and Vacation offers packages to discover the legendary Teahupoo’s wave and the warmness of its population!

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