• Big Barrels and Big Wipeouts on Day 1 of the Billabong Pro Tahiti

Everyone's been talking about this swell for a couple weeks now. Some people thought we might even have Code Red 2 on our hands. While we never thought it would get Code Red, we did know this swell was going to be big and it was going to be perfect.

And Day 1 certainly delivered just that - big and perfect Teahupoo, exactly what the boys asked for. From the first heat of the Day the performance level was incredible and when the day finally ended there was an energy amongst the crowd in the channel, unable to quiet after witnessing an amazing day of competition that ended with a perfect 10 from Nathan Hedge.

Take a look at the photos below for the stories from Day 1 of the Billabong Pro Tahiti.