• Billabong Pro Tahiti 2016- Day 1

Day one of the 2016 Billabong Pro Tahiti began with small surf, and the event was immediately called off for the day. The lay day provided a perfect opportunity for the Tahitian Water Patrol to hone their skills at their training headquarters. It was there that these watermen took to the water and performed rescue pick up drills for a couple of hours. The Tahitian Water Patrol are key when it comes to saving competitors from dry docking it on Teahupoo's reef.

When the competition begins keep an eye out for these heroes!