Any aspiring grom these days has a full passport by the time they’re 18 years old. Ryland Rubens lighting it up in Indonesia, California and Tahiti gaining experience in some of the world’s most-famed lineups.
The world’s best will be dropping into Teahupo’o lefts in less than a month and potential glory – or disaster – awaits them. With only three feet of water between the riders and a razor sharp reef, every fall can have serious consequences. We’ve compiled 9 of the gnarliest, most painful wipeouts from past Billabong […]
Bruno Santos defeated Nathan Hedge at Teahupoo in the trials of the Billabong Pro, Tahiti. The Brazilian now secures an opportunity to challenge the world’s best at the tour’s most exciting stop when the official window opens August 19th. After winning the whole damn thing in 2008 he’ll certainly pose a threat to the extended CT clan.
More images from Courtney Conlogue’s ESPN Body 2016 shoot have dropped, featuring the women’s world number one surfer pulling into a Tahiti barrel, nude.
Tahiti’s Matahi Drollet is only 17, but his mastery of the world’s heaviest wave shows skill well beyond his years.
Despite a recent, severe head injury, Jeremy Flores (FRA) has won the Billabong Pro Tahiti and with its Jeep rankings boost, has joined the Title race. After a contest that saw intense heats and big upsets, the race to the top has grown to include six surfers within one event win of overtaking the No. 1 position.
In the clip above, Aritz toys with Teahupoo on its smaller days and rides deep into the foam ball on its larger, a magnificent show of skill and determination.
At only 18, Jeremy Flores was the youngest surfer to be on the WCT, the world’s surfing elite. Surrounded by a team of professionals and an entire nation, Jeremy even won the most prestigious of competitions, at Pipeline Hawaii, in 2010. But the pressure, criticism, and his fiery temperament eroded little by little his hopes of becoming world champion.
Jack Robinson has been in Tahiti for the past few weeks during the Billabong Bloodlines Trip. From this clip, it looks like he’s been there his entire life. All that practice at The Box sure is paying off.
The ASP Top 34 is gearing up to take on Teahupo’o, one of the most unforgiving waves in the world. With its steep, hollow barrels and high-speed takeoffs, it’s also one of the most compelling. Warm up for the competition with the Billabong Pro Tahiti official teaser above, and catch it LIVE on aspworldtour.com, August 15-26.