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Tahiti in Time Lapse

Sylvain Candelibes lives in Papeete, Tahiti and therefore has the luxury to be able to photograph and film his scenic surroundings for hours on end — and that’s exactly what he’s done here. These time lapse videos will give you a sense of what a day in Tahiti would be like as the sun rises and sets and the clouds pass by overhead. Read more

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Mick Fanning Wins the 2012 Billabong Pro Tahiti

The 2012 Billabong Pro Tahiti came to a conclusion in Teahupo’o on Monday, August 27th. After a week of small surf and multiple lay days, the final round of the event saw 5 to 6 foot swells, setting the stage for a pretty exciting conclusion! In the end, Mick Fanning conquered the competition over fellow Australian surfer Joel Parkinson. Fanning scored his two winning rides in the final 10 minutes, earning him a total of 18.87 points (Parkinson completed the surf heat with 18.37 points).

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Lay Days at the Billabong Pro Tahiti

Today is the fourth consecutive lay day for the 2012 Billabong Pro Tahiti. So what does that mean exactly? Unfortunately, the event is on hold due to smaller-than-normal surf conditions. However, the Surfline forecast shows a 10-foot swell on the radar soon, so the surfers are more than happy to be holding out. In the meantime, they are free to roam the island of Tahiti—and it looks like they’re definitely enjoying themselves!

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A “Random” Look at Tahiti from Ryan Struck Photography

New Jersey-based photographer Ryan Struck recently went to Tahiti for two months with his surfer friends and took some awesome footage during his stay. We’ve been sharing his photos and videos on social media and now we’d like to post them to our blog. His underwater shots are incredible! We hope to see more from him.

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Anticipation Builds for the Billabong Pro Tahiti

We’ve said it before and we’ll say it again… the Billabong Pro Tahiti kicks off this Thursday! Our favorite part about this annual event is the anticipation leading up to it. We’re loving the fact that all the attention right now is on Teahupo’o — a part of Tahiti that often remains unexplored outside the surfing community.

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Celebs Love Tahiti

Worldwide, Tahiti is known as the ultimate destination for romance, seclusion and luxury. Perhaps that’s why celebrities find it so enticing! They live their lives in the spotlight so when it’s time to take a vacation, they want nothing but total privacy. Here are just a few celebs that have traveled to the islands of Tahiti. The rest probably escaped paparazzi radar, which we suppose is the whole point! Read more

The 2012 Billabong Pro Tahiti

Earlier this year, we introduced you to Tahiti’s famed surf spot, Teahupo’o, and spoke briefly about the Billabong Pro Tahiti. Well… the month of August is now upon us and the main event is scheduled to start on Thursday, August 16th! Read more