August 31, 2011

The best surf contest ever?

For those who were there, and witnessed the things that happened in Tahiti this last week, there is probably no question. The Billabong Pro was incredible.

Whether it was more or less amazing than the great Pipe Masters battles or the 2006 Rip Curl Search in Mexico or the 2009 Eddie, will be debated over beers for years to come.

One thing’s for certain, this contest had everything. Terrifyingly impossible waves. Incredible displays of heart. Controversy.

If you missed it, this five minute highlight package of the whole contest is worth your time. The second video is final day highlights, from the quarter finals through to the last heat with Owen Wright squaring off against Kelly Slater, and the third video is a great little insight in to just how Kelly does it from Australia’s Surfing Life.

Inside The Mind Of A Legend… from Surfing Life on Vimeo.

by POP Magazine