Billabong Pro Tahiti Finally Under Way


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The Billabong Pro Tahiti surf contest finally began today after seven consecutive lay days, Surfersvillage reports.

The contest, event number 5 of 10 on the 2010 ASP World Tour, was scheduled to begin last Monday.

Swells arrived overnight at Teahupoo, with three-to-four-foot waves reported.

“We plan to utilize all the swell we have available which means a full day today,” Richie Porta, ASP International Head Judge, said. “We aim to complete Round 1 and a portion of Round 2, but will monitor conditions throughout the day.”

For results and live video, jump over to the Billabong web site, but be warned: the loading time for the site can be lengthy.

–Michael Webster

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