One of the Wildest Parts of the World Is Getting Global Recognition Through Surfing

Published 03/12/2023, 1:00 PM EDT

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Recently, a remote village named Teahupo’o in the southwestern coastal region of Tahiti is gaining immense popularity all thanks to surfing enthusiasts. Located near the southern part of the Pacific Ocean, surfers from over the world including Kelly Slater and Laird Hamilton have surfed in this village. Various surfing events such as the Tahiti Pro and the Billabong Pro are also held in this village. This indicates how this village is gaining recognition for surfing. A report by Tripsavvy.com provides exciting news about this village.

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The popularity of surfing in Teahupo’o grew after the Gotcha Tahiti Pro was organized in 1998. After this event, Teahupo’o was acknowledged by the world for its waves. Teahupo’o receives the biggest swells which help to create favorable conditions and unique waves for surfing. Recently, in a report, Teahupo’o has been named the host of one of the biggest surfing competitions to be held in 2024. Popular surfer Vaimiti Teiefitu also reacted to this huge honor given to Teahupo’o. So which big event was the report talking about?

A special honor received by Teahupo’o and surfing champion Vaimiti Teiefitu’s reaction to this honor

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According to Tripsavvy.com, surfing events of the 2024 Olympics will be held at Teahupo’o. Preparations for these surfing events have already begun and as per sources, signs of this event in the village are already put up.

The International Olympics Committee has also agreed to the proposal to host surfing events in Teahupo’o. Surfing champion Teiefitu emphasizes the fact that the surfing events of the Paris 2024 Olympics games could be a huge opportunity to showcase the islands and the local culture.

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However, she also stated that she had mixed feelings about the event and didn’t wish Teahupo’o to change. Her views point out how the Paris 2024 Olympic games could potentially change the landscape of Teahupo’o which is known for its deadly and unique waves. However, Teahupo’o is not the only location acknowledged for its deadly waves. A beach in Florida is regarded as the most dangerous surfing location on the Atlantic coast. 

A popular and deadly beach for surfing

New Smyrna Beach in Florida has been ranked the most dangerous beach in the States. Surfers on this beach have not only experienced shark attacks but also turbulent waves along with hurricanes. This beach is located in Volusia County, Florida.

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The Travel Publication gave this beach a score of 8.14 out of 10 in the category of dangers. This beach also has the most number of shark attacks in America – from 2010-2023, this beach witnessed 32 shark attacks.

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The news of the Paris Olympics 2024’s surfing events in Teahupo’o indicates that the surfing community will soon witness thrilling contests on the island. Whether it would affect the natural landscape in any capacity, remains to be seen.

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Priya Hinduja

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Priya Hinduja is a US Sports author for EssentiallySports. Post pursuing her Master's Degree in English, she worked as an English language trainer at Osmos Club and also dabbled with marketing at Debugee Technologies Pvt Ltd for a year. With a keen interest in playing chess and badminton in her leisure time, she also follows the activities of Michael Phelps, whose story motivates and inspires her.
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