All the calls coming from Tahiti is for a huge swell for the Billabong Pro, which is in the waiting period after Round One was completed.
Teahupoo is a heavy wave and there will be a lot of nervous tension amongst the best competitive surfers in the world right now.
“Chopes” when it gets big, will sort out the men from the boys and it will be classic to watch it all go down.
Laird Hamilton has done it and lived to tell the tale. Towed into a beast of a wave by Darrick Doerner, Hamilton came flying out the barrel on what he described as a life changing wave.
CJ Hobgood has been in form at Teahupoo and Kelly Slater is relishing the opportunity of surfing big Chopes in the Billabong Pro.
South Africa’s Jordy Smith will be able to further establish his growing reputation should he conquer one of the most dangerous waves in the world during the 2011 Billabong Pro Tahiti.
BILLABONG PRO TAHITI ROUND 2 MATCH-UPS:
Heat 1: Jeremy Flores (FRA) vs. Heiarii Williams (PYF)
Heat 2: Taj Burrow (AUS) vs. Ricardo dos Santos (BRA)
Heat 3: Adrian Buchan (AUS) vs. Gabe Kling (USA)
Heat 4: Owen Wright (AUS) vs. Adam Melling (AUS)
Heat 5: Joel Parkinson (AUS) vs. Brett Simpson (USA)
Heat 6: Bede Durbidge (AUS) vs. Josh Kerr (AUS)
Heat 7: Michel Bourez (PYF) vs. Daniel Ross (AUS)
Heat 8: Adriano de Souza (BRA) vs. Raoni Monteiro (BRA)
Heat 9: Kieren Perrow (AUS) vs. Tiago Pires (PRT)
Heat 10: Patrick Gudauskas (USA) vs. Jadson Andre (BRA)
Heat 11: Alejo Muniz (BRA) vs. Matt Wilkinson (AUS)
Heat 12: Heitor Alves (BRA) vs. Chris Davidson (AUS)