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Do Santos wins the Air Tahiti Nui Von Zipper Trials to qualify for the Billabong Pro Tahiti.

Updated: August 17, 2011, 11:32 AM ET
By Peter Joli Wilson

Historically, the Air Tahiti Nui Von Zipper Trials champions have a habit of putting a dent in the world title campaigns of their top-seeded rivals. Most notably in 2007 when Brazilian Bruno Santos and local wildcard Manoa Drollet went all the way to the final, finishing first and second, respectively.

Yesterday it was Brazil's Ricardo Do Santos and local hero Heiarii Williams that blazed through a star-studded trials to gain entry into the Billabong Pro Tahiti, which gets underway ...

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