Joel Parkinson, John John Florence and other ASP pros explain the do's and don'ts of Tahiti's famous break.
With the Billabong Pro Tahiti set to take place, some of the top surfers on the ASP World Tour offered up their thoughts on things to do avoid when surfing at Teahupoo. The wave produces some of the most epic rides, but it also doles out plenty of beatings. Florence's advice to not go right is a no-brainer and so is Parkinson's tip to not be a part of the lip. Freddy Pattachia offers up the most helpful hint when he suggests that Chopes surfers make love to the wave.
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Lower Trestles is often referred to as a skatepark for surfers because the mechanics of the wave set up so well for progressive maneuvers. The wave draws surfers from all over the world, but Australians have taken a particular liking to the wave. As part of Network A's Surf Week, check out some of the best surfers from Down Under shred Lowers. Parkinson, Fanning, Taj Burrow, and Julian Wilson are just some of the Aussies that rip this clip.