The swell has kicked in over night, and with pulsing 3- 4 foot waves on offer at Teahupoo, the Billabong Pro Tahiti will finally commence with Round 1 hitting the water at 6:30am (Tahitian time).
Event No. 5 of 10 on the 2010 ASP World Tour, the Billabong Pro Tahiti has endured seven, consecutive lay days, but will be well rewarded as the world’s best surfers do battle in clean conditions at Teahupoo.
“It’s been a long wait, but the waves have arrived and we’ll be commencing competition at 6:30am,” Richie Porta, ASP International Head Judge, said. “We plan to utilize all the swell we have available which means a full day today. We aim to complete Round 1 and a portion of Round 2, but will monitor conditions throughout the day.”
Jordy Smith the world number one ranked surfer will hit the water at around 11.30 Pm South African time. Watch him live here