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Trials and triumph at Teahupoo

Billabong Pro Tahiti officially underway with Air Tahiti Nui Von Zipper Trials

Updated: August 17, 2012, 11:07 PM ET
By Jake Howard

Preview Day 1 Day 2

The Billabong Pro Tahiti officially got underway yesterday with the Air Tahiti Nui VonZipper Trials. Organizers called it "contestable," anywhere else in the world and it would have been the best day of the year. Teahupoo can be like that. Locking in the final wildcard spots for the main event, Brazil's Ricardo Dos Santos took first, while local Tahitian Alain Riou grabbed second. Here's a few of the hightlights from a beautiful day in Tahiti.



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