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ASP Top 34 Find Ways to Entertain Themselves While Billabong Pro Tahiti Waits For Swell

Kelly Slater gets some air in the "Flying Rubber Ducky" owned by Rip Curl team rider and local Alain Riou's dad. Mick Fanning and Taylor Knox, who are staying with the Riou family, have also had their fun with the flying boat.

After last Friday’s Round 2 heats of the Billabong Pro Tahiti finished, the ocean calmed down a bit. The next contestable swell arrives this Friday, so the boys have a full week of cruising around Tahiti to deal with. Rough life, eh?

Hiking to the top of the nearby mountain seems to be on all the pros instagrams, as well as many gorgeous sunsets, fishing, surfing nearby breaks, and of course a few cold ones to end the day.

Check out these photos and videos from your favorite pros as they lay in wait to pounce on the next swell.

Owen Wright, Kai Otton, and Josh Kerr talk about what to do during the down time.

Owen Wright finally made it to the top while sporting a new handlebar stache. You can see the contest tower and Teahupo'o in the upper left.
Josh Kerr has been keeping busy by surfing nearby waves with Adriano De Souza and enjoying the cave pool's rope swing and cliff jumps.
Adriano de Souza has been staying focused by surfing nearby breaks and training. He also took a sick pic of Josh Kerr (upper right) boosting at the grommet break inside the lagoon.
Mick Fanning has been taking flights in the "Flying Rubber Ducky" as well. That's Shane Dorian and Taylor Knox waving from the boat in the bottom left pic.
Gabriel Medina met a new little friend, and seemed to never be more than a few feet away from his boards.

Miguel Pupo talks about board design and surfing in Brazil with Nick Carroll.

Julian Wilson has been searching nearby surfspots on the ski as well as. . . .
. . . taking a cruise on an outrigger canoe in the lagoon.

Check out the Billabong Pro Tahiti Live Webcast when action resumes on Friday.

 

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