Billabong Pro Tahiti Power Rankings: Derek Rielly 2014Derek Rielly gives his Power Rankings after the Billabong Pro Tahiti as we head into the Hurley Pro at Trestles.
|1. Gabriel Medina||6. Taj Burrow|
|2. Kelly Slater||7. Mick Fanning|
|3. John John Florence||8. Bede Durbidge|
|4. Kolohe Andino||9. Nat Young|
|5. Joel Parkinson||10. Josh Kerr|
With a theatrical innocence, Gabriel threw aside bravado for studied consistency. Gabriel knows. He knows that Mick Fanning has won three world titles from a shadowy, do-what-it-takes-to-win-but-never-more approach. He wasn’t there to make online viewers or channel jockies clap their hands and shriek with delight. Leave that to Owen Wright, to Kai Otton, to John John and Kelly. And so for the week of competition, Gabriel caught two medium-sized waves in every heat, rode them as well as a wave could be ridden, but never so close to the edge that he might fall off, and beat the Greatest Athlete ever.
– Derek Rielly -more-
Billabong Pro Tahiti: Final Day Highlights 2014
Check out the spectacular final day highlights from Teahupo’o. Gabriel Medina narrowly beat Kelly Slater in the final.
Billabong Pro Tahiti Teahupo’o Webcam
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Billabong Pro Tahiti: Day 1 Wipeouts 2014
Check out these crazy beatings from the opening day of competition at Teahupo’o, our favorite mutant wave.
Taj Talks Title in Tahiti
Martin Potter sits down with Taj Burrow to talk about Teahupo’o and the Title.
Billabong Pro Tahiti: Day 2 Highlights 2014
Billabong Pro Tahiti: Day 1 Photo Blog 2014Andrew Lewis runs us through a series of amazing shots from an amazing Day 1 at the Billabong Pro Tahiti at Teahupo’o.
If every fan of sport could have a chance to witness the ASP Top-34 (plus 2) charging perfect 15-foot Teahupo’o, surfing might be the biggest thing in the land.
– Andrew Lewis -more-
Billabong Pro Tahiti: Day 1 Highlights 2014