Tahitian rain delay

Tropical storm forces down day at Billabong Pro Tahiti

Updated: August 26, 2011, 11:23 AM ET
By Peter Wilson | ESPN.com

It was at exactly 7:40pm Wednesday night when the southeasterly trade winds kicked in at Teahupoo. Dinner was almost done and the surfers staying in the waterfront property of Papa Teava's joked that the wind wasn't supposed to arrive until 8:00pm. 15 hours later the howling 30-40 knot winds that had brought in the storm front, dumping rain and creating havoc, was no joke. The Billabong Pro was unable to run.

"Everyone expected to surf today," said ASP Surfer Representative ...

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