• Teahupoo Fires for the Trials of the Billabong Pro Tahiti

Teahupoo Fires for the Trials of the Billabong Pro Tahiti

It is rare when an event's Trials are as exciting as the main event. But with a break like Teahupoo the Trials might as well be the main event with chargers from all over the world flocking to Tahiti for a chance at the Billabong Pro Tahiti Crown.

Local charger Tuamata Puhetini came out on top after many rounds of incredible barrels. And Nathan Hedge finished runner-up to earn a wildcard for the main event for the second year in a row.

Below, are the pictures that tell the story of just how good it was.