What: Billabong Pro Tahiti
When: 08 – 18 may, 2008
Where: Teahupoo, Tahiti
Prize money: USD $320,000
Billabong Pro Tahiti is the 3rd event on the ASP World Tour with an impressive prize pool of $320,000. Tahiti is one of the world’s best known surfing destinations – and in May, it plays host to the world’s most exciting surfing event, the spectacular Billabong Pro Tahiti, presented by Air Tahiti Nui.
The annual event is staged off the fishing village of south coast of the main island of Tahiti, where the world’s elite surfers do battle each year with some of the largest waves on the planet. But it is the giant Teahupoo, a huge left hand breaking wave specific to Tahiti, which every serious surfer wants to conquer – or at the very least see – and from 08-18 May, the Bilabong Pro Tahiti makes this possible for the best of the best.