Sure the surf at Teahupoo was perfect for Rounds 1 and 2 at the Billabong Pro Tahiti, but there was no shortage of epic wipeouts, either.
The opening rounds of the Billabong Pro Tahiti have been blessed with some classic conditions, but judging by the forecast, it's only going to get better.
Twenty-year-old San Clemente surfer Kolohe Andino has landed many high-profile sponsorships, including one with VISA. Here's a behind the scenes look of a commercial shoot at Teahupoo leading up to the Billabong Pro Tahiti.
At the halfway point of the ASP World Tour season, Gabriel Medina leads the pack going into Tahiti. But there's a whole crew hot on his heels, including 11-time world champ Kelly Slater.
Welcome to the terrordome! No wave on the ASP World Tour is as feared as Teahupo'o -- which translated means "wall of skulls." Here's who to watch for this year.
Hours after the birth of his daughter Hawaii's Makua Rothman jumped on a plane to Peru to compete in heavy 30-foot surf. Inspired, he came away with the biggest win of his career.
It was yet another epic year of surf celebrated at the annual XXL Global Big Wave Awards, and stealing the show was none other than Greg Long and Grant Baker.
Don't let his sarcastic wit and willingness to have a good time fool you, Ian Walsh takes the big-wave pursuit as serious as anyone, and his results speak for themselves.
When a solid Northwest swell hit Maui on Jan. 19, the infamous Jaws roared to life, Albee Layer, Jamie O'brien and rest of the big-wave crew had a field day.
Kelly Slater and Mick Fanning own seven of the last 10 ASP World Titles, but they've never had a showdown at Pipeline, until now.
After a long season on tour and with two months until the Pipe Masters, Taj Burrow returned home for some much needed rest, and scored some fun surf in the process.
Courtney Conlogue, the third-ranked women's surfer in the world, has a talent and passion for art that she displays right on her surfboards for everyone to see.
Billabong writes brand value down to zero deeming it essentially worthless. Subsidiary brands like Element Skateboards also written down
Ace Buchan won the Billabong Pro Tahiti, but as Hurley's "Tour Notes" reveals, the real story may be the growing rivalry between John John Florence and Kelly Slater.
Are quads the new thruster? Some might say yes. XGames.com's Jon Coen takes a look at the growing four-fin trend on the ASP World Tour
It was a long day of surfing at Teahupoo, but by the end Australia's Ace Buchan upset Kelly Slater in the final of the Billabong Pro Tahiti for his second world tour victory.