THE BOARDSHORT LIFE AT THE BILLABONG PRO TAHITI

Life in Tahiti consists of two major elements: boardshorts and barrels. If the barrels aren't there, you still have the boardshorts. Here are some photos from our down time during the Billabong Pro Tahiti.

Shane Dorian is always eager to connect with the ocean

Shane Dorian is always eager to connect with the ocean. Photo: Pat Stacy

Ricardo do Santos from below.

Ricardo do Santos from below. Photo: Pat Stacy

Joel Parko warms up on one of the smaller days of the last week

Joel Parko warms up on one of the smaller days of the last week. Photo: Pat Stacy

Taj Burrow finds the west bowl and sets the perfect line

Taj Burrow finds the west bowl and sets the perfect line. Photo: Pat Stacy

The lineup is almost as beautiful from below

The lineup is almost as beautiful from below. Photo: Pat Stacy

A stoked Parko paddles back out after yet another barrel

A stoked Parko paddles back out after yet another barrel. Photo: Pat Stacy

Parko goes exploring

Parko goes exploring. Photo: Pat Stacy

Barrels and boardshorts

Barrels and boardshorts. Photo: Pat Stacy

The rare top turn at Teahupoo by Joel Parkinson

The rare top turn at Teahupoo by Joel Parkinson. Photo: Pat Stacy

Shane leads Parko through one of the many reef ledges of Tahiti

Shane leads Parko through one of the many reef ledges of Tahiti. Photo: Pat Stacy

Shane works to get the shot of Parko

Shane works to get the shot of Parko. Photo: Pat Stacy

Teahitian stoke comes through in shakas

Teahitian stoke comes through in shakas. Photo: Duncan Macfarlane

Jack Robinson and Seth Moniz smile their way through another beautiful Teahupoo day

Jack Robinson and Seth Moniz smile their way through another beautiful Teahupoo day. Photo: Duncan Macfarlane

Joel and Shane play around beneath Teahupoo

Joel and Shane play around beneath Teahupoo. Photo Pat Stacy

Morning traffic in Tahiti

Morning traffic in Tahiti. Photo: Duncan Macfarlane

This is considered not-so-good Teahupoo. Want to move to Tahiti yet?

This is considered not-so-good Teahupoo. Want to move to Tahiti yet? Photo: Duncan Macfarlane

Taj finds an inside gem

Taj finds an inside gem. Photo: Duncan Macfarlane

Shane after getting spit out of the belly of a beast

Shane after getting spit out of the belly of a beast. Photo: Duncan Macfarlane

Scratching for the horizon

Scratching for the horizon. Photo: Duncan Macfarlane

Speechless

Speechless. Photo: Duncan Macfarlane

The view before you take off is almost as good as the view when you are in the barrel

The view before you take off is almost as good as the view when you are in the barrel. Photo: Duncan Macfarlane

Teahupoo - the pot at the end of the rainbow

Teahupoo - the pot at the end of the rainbow. Photo: Duncan Macfarlane

Jack Robinson finishes off another classic Tahitian day

Jack Robinson finishes off another classic Tahitian day. Photo: Duncan Macfarlane

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