The Billabong pro
An international event
The Teahupoo Billabong Pro is the third event of the ASP World Tour and takes place every August at Teahupoo.
It is one of the most eagerly awaited events of the championship. It is renowned for its huge waves and break close to the reef.
At Teahupoo we enjoy regular waves that happen to be the biggest and thickest in the world. Large swells meet the steep ocean floor and collapse over the coral
reef, thus creating very unique waves. These waves demand an instant and brutal take-off from the surfer who is then committed to the tube. This spot is considered one of the most dangerous in the world, seeing that the coral floor is only a dozen or so centimetres from the surface. The huge wave smashes into the coral barrier. Accidents are common. Each year the spectacle has the potential to become local legend – this was the case in August 2000 when Laird Hamilton tamed a gigantic wave (15,07m) and rode a barrel the size of a hangar.
What we offer
A dive at one of our sites near to Teahupoo (Te Pari Cliffs, Horseshoe, Marado…), followed by a stop off at the wave itself.
Because the Billabong Pro take place in August, you might even get the chance to watch some whales.
Plan to be available for about 3 or 4 hours. Price: 8000 CFP