Once Again Teahupo'o Fires for a Memorable Round 3
It started a touch slow, but as the day went on the swell rose and Teahupo'o delivered for Round 3 of the Billabong Pro Tahiti.
Big upsets, barrels and wipeouts were abound as competition resumed for the first time since Tuesday.
Take a look at the photos, videos and stories that made Day 3 of the Billabong Pro Tahiti so epic.
The early morning produce fun sized Teahupo'o for Taj Burrow and Tiago Pires, as well as an upset for Tiago who scored two 9 plus rides. Photo: Pat Stacy
No matter the wave conditions, Tahiti is always beautiful and the crowd will fill the channel. Photo: Pat Stacy
Continuing the upset trend, Brett Simpson took out Joel Parkinson to end the World Title contender's Tahitian campaign. Photo: Pat Stacy
Kai Otton defeating Nat Young in RD 3 of the 2014 Billabong Pro Tahiti
John John Florence
Tiago Pires found two 9 plus rides in the before the swell truly showed.
Tahitan local Michel Bourez cam back late to defeat barrel master Aritz Aranburu.
Gabriel Medina put on a thrilling performance to defeat wildcard hopeful (and possible favorite) Nathan Hedge.
John John Florence and Sebastien Zietz went tit-for-tat in their Round 3 match up. John John ultimately got the nod with a 10 and two 9 plus rides in his scoreline.
Nat Young and Kai Otton put on a great display of tuberiding in their Round 3 match up. This 10 by Otton helped him take a high scoring battle.
Kelly Slater bagged five 9 plus rides in his Round 3 heat. In fact, he was so far ahead so fast, he grabbed a GoPro to get some footage for the #GoProChallenge. Remind you of a certain white-wetsuit year?