The third stop on the ASP World Tour, the Billabong Pro Tahiti, kicks off 9 May. The world’s best surfers will be on one of the world’s beefiest waves, as Joel Parkinson goes in search of a hat-trick and Kelly Slater goes in search of anything but an early exit. The VZ trials are on right now and Bruce Irons is still very much in the game after a last minute tube ride saw him through to the third round.

Get yourself in the mood and watch the highlights from ’08 and ’07 below. Click JOEL PARKINSON if you want to see a spanking sequence shot of the current world number one in Hawaii.

Highlights 2008: More Surfing >>

Highlights 2007: More Surfing >>