• Round 1 in Photos | 2018 Tahiti Pro Teahupo'o

Round 1 in Photos | 2018 Tahiti Pro Teahupo'o

The 2018 Tahiti Pro Teahupo'o kicked off yesterday, but the drama has already begun.

Night one began with a bonfire to celebrate the retirement of surfing icon, Joel Parkinson, who announced that he will be hanging up the jersey & retiring from the CT after this December's Billabong Pipe Masters. An awesome night talking story & celebrating with good friends & beers in a magical place.

The action moved to the water on Sunday, as Italo Ferreira, Frederico Morais, & Joel Parkinson all managed to come out on top of their first round heats - moving straight into Round 3.

After a full day of action, here are some of our favorite shots Parko's bonfire & Round 1 of the Tahiti Pro.

Plenty of surfing left, so stay tuned for more from Teahupo'o.

Photos courtesy of Ryan Miller (@badboyryry_)