Billabong Pro Teahupoo is the seventh stop on the Men’s Samsung Galaxy Championship Tour 2017.
If it’s a slice of paradise you’re after, few places compare to Tahiti. An event unique unto itself, the Billabong Pro Teahupoo harkens back to the “Dream Tour” ethos that former tour president Rabbit Bartholomew instilled in pro surfing.
Putting the best surfers in the best waves, the break at Teahupoo is just that. A shallow reef that’s taken its fair share of skin over the years, Teahupoo translated means “Wall of Skulls.” Located at the proverbial end of the road, there literally isn’t anywhere else to go once you arrive at “Chopes.” There’s one restaurant and no hotels. All of the surfers and WSL staff typically stay with local families and depend on them to feed them.
Thanks to the country’s embrace and hospitality, it’s one of the most popular stops on tour. And when the wave turns on, there’s really nothing like a huge Teahupoo barrel.
August 11-22, 2017
Highlights from Billabong Pro Teahupoo 2016 Finals Day:
For more information head to World Surf League.
Feature image: Photo by WSL.