Billabong Pro Tahiti: Day 2 Photos And Highlight Video

After losing to CJ Hobgood and not making the cut from 45 to 32, a shattered Neco Padaratz gets himself together while Billabong team manager Sasha Stocker (sitting next to him) has an awkward moment. Photo: Bielmann/SPL
After losing to CJ Hobgood and not making the cut from 45 to 32, a shattered Neco Padaratz gets himself together while Billabong team manager Sasha Stocker (sitting next to him) has an awkward moment. Photo: Bielmann/SPL
If there's any stop on the World Tour that Andy Irons will find the same form that won him three world titles it's at Teahupo'o... AI's looking good so far. Photo: Bilemann/SPL
If there's any stop on the World Tour that Andy Irons will find the same form that won him three world titles it's Teahupo'o... AI's looking good so far. Photo: Bilemann/SPL
Andy gives his longtime pal and TWS Photog Brian Bielmann some good-natured ribbing... another sign that he's getting back into form. Photo: Bielmann/SPL
Andy gives his longtime pal and TWS Photog Brian Bielmann some good-natured ribbing... another sign that he's getting back into form. Photo: Bielmann/SPL
Dane Reynolds put on a clinic yesterday that showed the proper way to mix barrels with giant airs and turns. He was rewarded with one of the highest heat scores of the day. Photo: Bielmann/SPL
Dane Reynolds put on a clinic yesterday that showed the proper way to mix barrels with giant airs and turns. He was rewarded with one of the highest heat scores of the day. Photo: Bielmann/SPL
"No, I can't go SUP into the lagoon with you, I think it's gay." Photo: Bielmann/SPL
"No, I can't go SUP into the lagoon with you, I think it's gay." Photo: Bielmann/SPL
A longtime veteran of the ASP World Tour, Dean "Dingo" Morrison was unceremoniously dropped when the tour was trimmed down from 45 to 32 surfers. Photo: Bielmann/SPL
A longtime veteran of the ASP World Tour, Dean "Dingo" Morrison was unceremoniously dropped when the tour was trimmed down from 45 to 32 surfers yesterday at the Billabong Pro Tahiti. Photo: Bielmann/SPL
Kelly Slater with brothers Steven (middle) and Sean. Beilmann/SPL
Kelly Slater with brothers Steven (middle) and Sean. Beilmann/SPL
Dingo was going for broke in his quest to stay on tour... Bielmann/SPL
Dingo was going for broke in his quest to stay on tour... Bielmann/SPL
Reunion Islander (and therefore French citizen) has spent more time in Tahiti (a French territory) than most guys on the World Tour and it showed with his deft touch in a few gaping barrels. Photo: Bielmann/SPL
Reunion Islander (and therefore French citizen) Jeremy Flores has spent more time in Tahiti (a French territory) than most guys on the World Tour and it showed with his deft touch in a few gaping barrels. Photo: Bielmann/SPL
Mixing in big turns with deep barrels, Freddy P had the best showing of day two and looks like a real threat to win it all. Photo: Bielmann/SPL
Mixing in big turns with deep barrels, Freddy P had the best showing of day two and looks like a real threat to win it all. Photo: Bielmann/SPL

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He may not have pop-shove it airs on lock, but barrels score the big points at Teahupo'o and Tahiti's own Manoa Drollet is one of the best in the world in the tube. He was the man behind the biggest upset of the event when he took out #1 ranked Jordy Smith in their round three matchup. Photo: Bielmann/SPL
He may not have pop-shove it airs on lock, but barrels score the big points at Teahupo'o and Tahiti's own Manoa Drollet is one of the best in the world in the tube. He was the man behind the biggest upset of the event when he took out #1 ranked Jordy Smith in their round three matchup. Photo: Bielmann/SPL
A young man with class, Jordy Smith congratulates Manoa Drollet after the Tahitian knocked him out of the event, and possibly his spot atop the World Tour ratings. Photo: Bielmann/SPL
A young man with class, Jordy Smith congratulates Manoa Drollet after the Tahitian knocked him out of the event, and possibly his spot atop the World Tour ratings. Photo: Bielmann/SPL
Matt Wilkinson used a new-school approach to Teahupo'o and it paid off with a win over Kekoa Bacalso. Photo: Bielmann/SPL
Matt Wilkinson used a new-school approach to Teahupo'o and it paid off with a win over Kekoa Bacalso. Photo: Bielmann/SPL
Right about now, Australia's Kieren Perrow may be re-thinking his support of a slimmed down World Tour. Photo: Bielmann/SPL
Right about now, Australia's Kieren Perrow may be re-thinking his support of a slimmed down World Tour. Photo: Bielmann/SPL
There are only a few boogie boarders I won't make fun and this big brudda is definitely one of them... Photo: Bielmann/SPL
There are only a few boogie boarders I won't make fun and this big brudda is definitely one of them... Photo: Bielmann/SPL
Tahitian wildcard Heiarii Williams met his match when he lost out to 9-time World Champion Kelly Slater in round three of the Billabong Pro Tahiti. Photo: Bielmann/SPL
Tahitian wildcard Heiarii Williams met his match when he lost out to 9-time World Champion Kelly Slater in round three of the Billabong Pro Tahiti. Photo: Bielmann/SPL
Despite a few uncharacteristic mental errors, Kelly Slater was able to make it through his round three heat and will surf against Adam Melling in round four. Photo: Bielmann/SPL
Despite a few uncharacteristic mental errors, Kelly Slater was able to make it through his round three heat and will surf against Adam Melling in round four. Photo: Bielmann/SPL
Jordy Smith goes up against the lip at Teahupo'o in a desperate—and ultimately unsuccessful—attempt to get past Manoa Drollet. Photo: Bielmann/SPL
Jordy Smith goes up against the lip at Teahupo'o in a desperate—and ultimately unsuccessful—attempt to get past Manoa Drollet. Photo: Bielmann/SPL
Perhaps some of the guys who lost out yesterday can claim they were distracted by these fine Tahitian girls in the channel. Photo: Bielmann/SPL
Perhaps some of the guys who lost out yesterday can claim they were distracted by these fine Tahitian girls in the channel. Photo: Bielmann/SPL
Not everyone—especially Mick Fanning—was stressed out about the World Tour being cut from 45 to 32. Photo: Bielmann/SPL
Not everyone—especially Mick Fanning—was stressed out about the World Tour being cut from 45 to 32. Photo: Bielmann/SPL

Go to Day 2 Highs And Lows to see who will no longer be surfing on the 2010 World Championship Tour