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18.05.04 - CRUISING AS THE SHOW LEAVES TOWN - Teahupoo transforms as the tour moves on.
16.05.04 - WHAT A DAY – WHAT A CONTEST!
- CJ finally grasps gold at the end of the Teahupoo rainbow, and runner-up Hog is a happy man despite dislocating his shoulder.
13.05.04 - WORLD CHAMPIONS WILL BE WORLD CHAMPIONS
- Five world champs march straight thru to round 3.
12.05.04 - A SHORTAGE OF TAHITIENNE PEARLS
- Round one finally gets underway, but it gets canned after just five heats due to gross inconsistency in the small swell.
11.05.04 - COMPETITORS BUT COMRADES GO ONE/TWO AGAIN
- The same result as last event, and now the girls are even tighter.
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Taj Burrow
Why does Taj look so happy on the flight to Fiji yesterday? Maybe he heard
the rumour that Cameron Diaz was coming to Kelly's gig. Bummer, she didn't
make it. Taj is taken anyway - in love with his French sweetheart Claire!

Dancers
The Fijian government is supporting Kelly's invitational, and sent a
traditional dance troupe and their brass band to the opening ceremony.

Druku & Pottz
Chief Druku, the Tavarua tribal boss and guru who was reputedly the first
Fijian to surf, reunited last night with Martin Potter. Pottz first went to
Tavarua in 1984 in Derek Ho and Mike Stewart. They were amongst the island's
first guests.

Tom Carroll & Mark Occhilupo
Tom Carroll and Occy caught up at the opening ceremony last night as
well...there were legends galore.

Brock Little & Tom Curren
Brock Little (L) has got a good job this week - teaching the likes of Sports
Illustrated's Swimsuit issue cover girl Marisa Miller how to surf. Tom
Curren meanwhile is here for the business end of things, as one of Kelly's
heroes.

Kelly Slater briefing
Kelly had everyone's undivided attention this morning when he started with his briefing around the pool at the Sheraton hotel. The next few days will no doubt spark lots of new ideas and innovations.

Kelly Slater briefing
As Kelly outlined his proposed formats, there were some amusing comments and questions from the boys - all constructive of course!

CJ Hobgood, Kelly Slater & Taylor Knox
(L to R) CJ asks Kelly a question as they and Taylor Knox pour over the printed guidelines for the next few days rounds of experimental competition.

Cory Lopez
As you can see by the lack of whitewater in the background here, out at Restuarants, there wasn't a lot of motion in the ocean today. That's Cory Lopez on the right there, sitting by the pool. After three 33rds so far this season, he'll be hoping for a big week when the Quiky Pro starts Wednesday.