Teahupoo Ramps Up for Billabong Pro

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Waves six feet tall and as thick as doublewides piled up at Teahupoo this week at the Air Tahiti Nui Vonzipper Trials, the leadup to The Billabong Pro Tahiti. Local surfer Taumata Puhetini guaranteed himself a spot in the ASP event after winning the trials. He'll take on the likes of Jordy Smith, Kelly Slater, and Mick Fanning. To see what's in store for next week, check out some highlights and wipeouts from the trials in the video above. The event starts next Monday, August 23rd and can be viewed on a live webcast. For more on the favorites, check out Transworld Surf.nday, August 23.

–Joe Spring

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