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Bruno Santos wins the 2016 Billabong Pro Tahiti Trials

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Bruno Santos: Teahupoo is his second home | Photo: WSL

Bruno Santos has claimed the 2016 Billabong Pro Tahiti Trials, in six-foot surf at Teahupoo.

The Brazilian tube riding expert earned a ticket into the main event. Santos, who won the 2008 Billabong Pro Tahiti as a wildcard, defeated Nathan Hedge in the decisive heat.

“I am very happy. Teahupoo is like a second home. ‘Hog’ is my idol. We have a very similar style. He did really well in the last three years. The difference was luck because he was doing well the whole contest,” said Bruno Santos.

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