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Wildcards Reign At Chopes

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Manoa Drollet was a standout from start to finish, posting a perfect 10 in the final. ASP Kirstin/Covered Images

Bruno who? And how do you pronounce “Drollet”? At one of surfing’s ultimate gladiator pits, Teahupo’o, the two wildcards took down a who’s who list of scalps before the diminutive Brazilian defeated Tahitian local Manoa Drollet in the final to win the Billabong Pro Tahiti. It would prove to be the first time in years that two non-WCT surfers met up in the finals of a WCT event.

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