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TEAHUPOO, Tahiti (Friday, May , 2009) - The 2009 Billabong Pro Tahiti presented by Air Tahiti Nui commenced today with an opening ceremony and a traditional Kava blessing along with a performance by local tahitian dancers. The event is Stop No. 3 of 10 on the 2009 ASP World Tour and boasts a waiting period from May 9 through May 20, 2009. .The contest brings together 45 of the world's best surfers charging the heaviest wave on earth in one of the most pristine locations on the planet..This year's event will run the new format, seeding all competitors directly into man-on-man elimination heats, with the Top 16 seeded directly into Round 2 while the remaining surfers battle it out in Round 1..For the past few days the world's best surfers have been descending upon the tiny village of Teahupoo at 'The End of the Road' and have been practising in the 1-1.5 meter waves. ...Photo: joliphotos.com
TEAHUPOO, Tahiti (Friday, May , 2009) - The 2009 Billabong Pro Tahiti presented by Air Tahiti Nui commenced today with an opening ceremony and a traditional Kava blessing along with a performance by local tahitian dancers. The event is Stop No. 3 of 10 on the 2009 ASP World Tour and boasts a waiting period from May 9 through May 20, 2009. .The contest brings together 45 of the world's best surfers charging the heaviest wave on earth in one of the most pristine locations on the...
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