Billabong Pro Tahiti: Exclusive Final Day Photo Gallery And Video Highlights

Andy Irons has long been known as one of the world's best when it comes to backside barrel riding and there's no better venue to put those skills on display than Teahupo‘o. Photo: Bielmann/SPL

Andy Irons has long been known as one of the world's best when it comes to backside barrel riding and there's no better venue to put those skills on display than Teahupo‘o. Photo: Bielmann/SPL

Andy Irons proudly waves the Hawaiian flag after his comeback performance at the 2010 Billabong Pro Tahiti. Photo: Bielmann/SPL

Andy Irons proudly waves the Hawaiian flag after his comeback performance at the 2010 Billabong Pro Tahiti. Photo: Bielmann/SPL

Billabong Pro Tahiti runner up CJ Hobgood. Photo: Bielmann/SPL

Billabong Pro Tahiti runner up CJ Hobgood. Photo: Bielmann/SPL

CJ Hobgood and Andy Irons celebrate AI's return to the top. Photo: Bielmann/SPL

CJ Hobgood and Andy Irons celebrate AI's return to the top. Photo: Bielmann/SPL

Any marketing schlep with half a brain knows that when you put two hot Tahitian girls in bikinis at an event you're gonna get some play on transworldsurf.com. Photo: Bielmann/SPL

Any marketing schlep with half a brain knows that when you put two hot Tahitian girls in bikinis at an event you're gonna get some play on transworldsurf.com. Photo: Bielmann/SPL

Andy Irons splashes the water, this time in joy, as the last remaining seconds of the 2010 Billabong Pro Tahiti tick away... Photo: Bielmann/SPL

Andy Irons splashes the water, this time in joy, as the last remaining seconds of the 2010 Billabong Pro Tahiti tick away... Photo: Bielmann/SPL

The next World Tour contest is at Lower Trestles where surely there won't be any smiling and beautiful Tahitian girls frolicking in the channel. Photo: Bielmann/SPL

The next World Tour contest is at Lower Trestles where surely there won't be any smiling and beautiful Tahitian girls frolicking in the channel. Photo: Bielmann/SPL

Congrats to Pat Gudauskas who saved his World Tour ass by pulling a rodeo flip then going on to beat Damien Hobgood before ultimately losing to Andy Irons. Photo: Bielmann/SPL

Congrats to Pat Gudauskas who saved his World Tour ass by pulling a rodeo flip then going on to beat Damien Hobgood before ultimately losing to Andy Irons. Photo: Bielmann/SPL

With a stiff offshore wind holding him up, 3rd place finisher Kelly Slater drops into a perfect 10. Photo: Bielmann/SPL

With a stiff offshore wind holding him up, 3rd place finisher Kelly Slater drops into a perfect 10. Photo: Bielmann/SPL

Kelly Slater peeks out of the barrel while earning the Billabong Pro Tahiti's lone perfect ten-point ride. Photo: Bielmann/SPL

Kelly Slater peeks out of the barrel while earning the Billabong Pro Tahiti's lone perfect ten-point ride. Photo: Bielmann/SPL

Despite losing out in the semis, Kelly Slater moved up to #2 in the ratings and is now well within striking distance of his 10th ASP World Title. Photo: Bielmann/SPL

Despite losing out in the semis, Kelly Slater moved up to #2 in the ratings and is now well within striking distance of his 10th ASP World Title. Photo: Bielmann/SPL

Kelly Slater bashes the west bowl at Chopes. Photo: Bielmann/SPL

Kelly Slater bashes the west bowl at Chopes. Photo: Bielmann/SPL

Adrian "Ace" Buchan with his season best 5th place finish. Photo: Bielmann/SPL

Adrian "Ace" Buchan with his season best 5th place finish. Photo: Bielmann/SPL

For full results and wrap article go to Final Day Billabong Pro Tahiti