If you’re not on the foam ball, you’re not trying. An unidentified surfer puts forth a clean, honest effort. Photo: Juzzi Grznar
The look on his face says, “You can put french fries inside a burrito?” but what it really means is “I love getting barreled.” Photo: Domenic Mosqueiera
You’re midway through the best year of your career. You’ve got a lovely wife. An adorable child. A yellow leash. Michel Bourez literally has no reason not to smile… Photo: Ben Thouard
Is Tahiti heaven? No, probably not. If it were, there’d be a bunch of dead people, a couple angels and a free buffet. Such is not the case. While the South Pacific slice is so perfect that it almost feels divine, rest assured, it’s an earthly treasure and nothing more. But it’s just about as close as you’ll come to heaven on earth. For proof, here’s a gallery of photos from this season in Tahiti. We hope that it inspires you to visit someday. And if it does, don’t confuse the customs line with the pearly gates. That’d just be awkward, Steven Glansberg.