|With Teahupo now cemented firmly in the surfing worlds consciousness, the 1999 Gotcha Tahiti Pro took it a step further with the trials taking place in what can only be called maxing Teahupo. Except this time, conditions were perfect. Sub sea level monsters were marching down the reef and separating the men from the boys. While the finals took place in playful overhead surf, the contest was a memorable week of incredible surf and insane talent.
|Andy Irons, Bruce Irons, Nathan Fletcher, Rob Machado, Johnny Boy Gomes, Mark Occhilupo, Taj Burrow, Shane Dorian, Derek Ho, Cj And Damian Hobgood, Mick Campbell, Matt Hoy, Beau Emmerton, Malik Joyeux, Raimana Van Bastolaer, Cory Lopez, Shawn Briley, Manoa Drollet, Shane Beschen, Sunny Garcia