The Last Couple Days At The End Of The Road…

Ever a threat in big, heaving lefts, Anthony Walsh just missed out on a spot in the Billabong Pro Tahiti after a quarterfinal appearance in the Air Tahiti Nui/Von Zipper Trials. Photo: Jones
Ever a threat in big, heaving lefts, Anthony Walsh missed out on a spot in the Billabong Pro Tahiti after a quarterfinal appearance in the Air Tahiti Nui/Von Zipper Trials. Photo: Jones
Year after year the Air Tahiti Nui/Von Zipper trials gets slammed by a big swell only to have the main event, the Billabong Pro Tahiti, run in less-than-stellar surf. Hopefully this year will be different... Photo: Jones
Year after year the Air Tahiti Nui/Von Zipper trials gets slammed by a big swell only to have the main event, the Billabong Pro Tahiti, run in less-than-stellar surf. Hopefully this year will be different... Photo: Jones
Air Tahiti Nui/Von Zipper trials quarterfinalist Kamalei Alexander. Photo: Jones
Air Tahiti Nui/Von Zipper trials quarterfinalist Kamalei Alexander. Photo: Jones
There's a reason why there are only a dozen guys out... Photo: Jones
There's a reason why there are only a dozen guys out... Photo: Jones
Aussie madman Damien Wills guns it over the ledge a few days ago at Teahupo‘o aka "The End Of The Road." Photo: Jones
Aussie madman Damien Wills guns it over the ledge a few days ago at Teahupo‘o aka "The End Of The Road." Photo: Jones
One of the many talented Tahitian surfers gets shacked the day before the trials ran. Photo: Jones
One of the many talented Tahitian surfers gets shacked the day before the trials ran. Photo: Jones
It's a bit late to pull back now, pal. Photo: Jones
It's a bit late to pull back now, pal. Photo: Jones
Teahupo‘o, Kumbaya, End Of The Road, or Havae Pass; whatever you call it, this is one wave not to be messed with. Photo: Jones
Teahupo‘o, Kumbaya, End Of The Road, or Havae Pass; whatever you call it, this is one wave not to be messed with. Photo: Jones
Here's to hoping that the big boys on the World Tour have to earn their paychecks once the Billabong Pro Tahiti fires up... With a few solid swells lining up, this could be the year we finally get to see how the world's best fare at macking Teahupo‘o. Photo: Jones
Here's to hoping that the big boys on the World Tour have to earn their paychecks once the Billabong Pro Tahiti fires up... With a few solid swells lining up, this could be the year we finally get to see how the world's best fare at macking Teahupo‘o. Photo: Jones
Sitting on the inside and cherry picking the smaller ones will rack up your wave count, but you really gotta watch your ass when a big West Bowl set comes in. We have a feeling Clay Marzo isn't afraid though... Photo: Jones
Sitting on the inside and cherry picking the smaller ones will rack up your wave count, but you really gotta watch your ass when a big West Bowl set comes in. We have a feeling Clay Marzo isn't afraid though... Photo: Jones

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