Surfing. Monday, April 30, 2007. Air Tahiti Nui Von Zipper Trials,
Bruce Irons (Kauai, Haw) (pictured) wipes out on a 10ft (3-4 meter) wave at Teahupoo, Tahiti. Irons is considered one of the worlds most fearless surfers and is a specialist in barreling reef breaks like Teahupoo. Irons, brother of three times ASP world champion Andy, threw himself into the biggest waves that thundered across the reef on Sunday afternoon in preparation for the Billabong Pro that runs from the 4-14 May. Irons will take on Chris Ward (USA) and Trent Munro (Aus) in round one when competition commences.
The Billabong Pro is the third event on the Fosters Men’s ASP World Tour and features the top 45 surfers in the world and three wildcards. The Billabong Pro takes place at the dangerous left hand breaking waveTeahupoo approximately 2 km’s out to sea on a shallow reef pass.
Photo Credit: ASP © Covered Images / Karen
Photographer: Karen Wilson
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