Billabong Pro Tahiti: Exclusive Final Day Photo Gallery And Video Highlights

Andy Irons has long been known as one of the world's best when it comes to backside barrel riding and there's no better venue to put those skills on display than Teahupo‘o. Photo: Bielmann/SPL
Andy Irons has long been known as one of the world's best when it comes to backside barrel riding and there's no better venue to put those skills on display than Teahupo‘o. Photo: Bielmann/SPL
Andy Irons proudly waves the Hawaiian flag after his comeback performance at the 2010 Billabong Pro Tahiti. Photo: Bielmann/SPL
Andy Irons proudly waves the Hawaiian flag after his comeback performance at the 2010 Billabong Pro Tahiti. Photo: Bielmann/SPL
Billabong Pro Tahiti runner up CJ Hobgood. Photo: Bielmann/SPL
Billabong Pro Tahiti runner up CJ Hobgood. Photo: Bielmann/SPL
CJ Hobgood and Andy Irons celebrate AI's return to the top. Photo: Bielmann/SPL
CJ Hobgood and Andy Irons celebrate AI's return to the top. Photo: Bielmann/SPL
Any marketing schlep with half a brain knows that when you put two hot Tahitian girls in bikinis at an event you're gonna get some play on transworldsurf.com. Photo: Bielmann/SPL
Any marketing schlep with half a brain knows that when you put two hot Tahitian girls in bikinis at an event you're gonna get some play on transworldsurf.com. Photo: Bielmann/SPL
Andy Irons splashes the water, this time in joy, as the last remaining seconds of the 2010 Billabong Pro Tahiti tick away... Photo: Bielmann/SPL
Andy Irons splashes the water, this time in joy, as the last remaining seconds of the 2010 Billabong Pro Tahiti tick away... Photo: Bielmann/SPL
The next World Tour contest is at Lower Trestles where surely there won't be any smiling and beautiful Tahitian girls frolicking in the channel. Photo: Bielmann/SPL
The next World Tour contest is at Lower Trestles where surely there won't be any smiling and beautiful Tahitian girls frolicking in the channel. Photo: Bielmann/SPL
Congrats to Pat Gudauskas who saved his World Tour ass by pulling a rodeo flip then going on to beat Damien Hobgood before ultimately losing to Andy Irons. Photo: Bielmann/SPL
Congrats to Pat Gudauskas who saved his World Tour ass by pulling a rodeo flip then going on to beat Damien Hobgood before ultimately losing to Andy Irons. Photo: Bielmann/SPL
With a stiff offshore wind holding him up, 3rd place finisher Kelly Slater drops into a perfect 10. Photo: Bielmann/SPL
With a stiff offshore wind holding him up, 3rd place finisher Kelly Slater drops into a perfect 10. Photo: Bielmann/SPL
Kelly Slater peeks out of the barrel while earning the Billabong Pro Tahiti's lone perfect ten-point ride. Photo: Bielmann/SPL
Kelly Slater peeks out of the barrel while earning the Billabong Pro Tahiti's lone perfect ten-point ride. Photo: Bielmann/SPL
Despite losing out in the semis, Kelly Slater moved up to #2 in the ratings and is now well within striking distance of his 10th ASP World Title. Photo: Bielmann/SPL
Despite losing out in the semis, Kelly Slater moved up to #2 in the ratings and is now well within striking distance of his 10th ASP World Title. Photo: Bielmann/SPL
Kelly Slater bashes the west bowl at Chopes. Photo: Bielmann/SPL
Kelly Slater bashes the west bowl at Chopes. Photo: Bielmann/SPL
Adrian "Ace" Buchan with his season best 5th place finish. Photo: Bielmann/SPL
Adrian "Ace" Buchan with his season best 5th place finish. Photo: Bielmann/SPL

For full results and wrap article go to Final Day Billabong Pro Tahiti