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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