June 3 - June 14, 2024 / TEAHUPO’O, TAHITI
The International Surfing Association (ISA), in cooperation with Olympic Solidarity will host an Athlete Training Camp (ATC) in Teahupo’o, Tahiti – the Olympic venue- in the lead up to the Paris 2024 Olympic Games. Given the unique nature of this venue, the ATC is an important athlete development initiative to provide accessibility and knowledge for athletes with limited opportunity to gain expertise at Teahupo’o prior to the Paris 2024 Olympic Games.

The 2023 ATC hosted 11 athletes and featured first-hand training with an ISA Local Coaching Expert, video analysis, mental/physical training preparation, water safety exercises, equipment education, access to training in helmets, and more. The 2023 ATC was the first of its type and the proof of concept was instant in witnessing the athletes’ transformation throughout the course of each week. The athletes reported feeling more confident, educated and prepared to safely compete and potentially qualify for the Olympic Games, which otherwise would not have been possible without the opportunity provided in the ATC.

This program is imperative to provide athletes and their NOC/NFs the opportunity to gain education, preparation, and training in order to safely compete and potentially qualify for Teahupo’o prior to the Olympic Games.


Up to 16 athletes will be selected for participation


The focus for the 2024 ATC will be on qualified athletes who have little/no experience or opportunity to train at Teahupo’o prior to the Olympic Games, so long as the athlete meets the qualification and eligibility criteria. The ISA reserves the right to select athletes at its discretion. Individual athlete coaches will not be in attendance or participating at the ATC, no exceptions.
The ATC is for athletes only. We will be providing resources for knowledge transfer between the athletes and coaches following the ATC.

Group 1: June 3-8
Group 2: June 9-14
* ISA will select athlete groups at their discretion, taking into consideration athlete preference

– Local Surf Guide / Host – build skill level and knowledge both in and out of the water. Topics will include the following: safety considerations and materials, risk assessment, understanding the characteristics of Teahupo’o and the conditions that will be encountered, helmet safety, management of challenging conditions, video analysis from training sessions, and more.
– Water Patrol – provide water safety for athletes / education for jet-ski lift assistance for accessing wave and considerations, entry and exit from the wave/zones
– Boat Transport (including gas & driver) for 6 days
– Ground transportation from Airport in Tahiti to Teahupo’o accommodation Accommodation for 5 nights/6 days. – Shared room(s) with other athletes of same gender. Breakfast and dinner for 6 days (lunch not included)
Videographer documenting footage for video analysis

Olympic Solidarity Eligible: If the participating athlete is from a country eligible to receive Olympic Solidarity Funding (as per this list), participation costs for the ATC, including travel will be covered following an approval from the corresponding NOC. ISA Travel Agents will book flights for eligible participating athletes once their selection has been confirmed.

Athlete from Non-Olympic Solidarity Country: Athletes selected for participation who represent NOCs that are NOT eligible to receive Olympic Solidarity funding will be given the opportunity to participate at their own expenses. Costs to participate may be covered by the NOC, National Federation or the individual and the ISA will invoice accordingly. Fees to participate in this program are $4,500 USD + airfare.

ISA to announce program to National Federations with instructions to inform potentially eligible athletes and NOCs. Olympic Solidarity to communicate ATC to NOCs.

The ISA will be reaching out to those who are provisionally selected for participation. These athletes must complete the Expression of Interest (click here) for participation in the ATC.

Please watch the following videos where ISA Coaching Expert, Tereva David, covers equipment necessities and mental/physical exercises to aid athletes in necessary preparation for the ATC, should they eventually participate.


APRIL 2024

(Exact date TBC): Pre-Camp Training call with ISA, Local Surf Guide/Camp Host and all participants. Topics to be covered on call:

  • ISA will review purpose of ATC, legacy, responsibility to share knowledge for others to build up systems for the future.
  • Pre-camp necessities: what equipment (boards/accessories) are required for conditions, review swell forecast
  • Training and nutrition to prepare (endurance, strength, balance, flexibility, injury prevention and mental training)
  • How to prepare for travel (hydration, jetlag, food on travel days)
  • ISA to record pre-camp training to be able to share in the future

Group 1: JUNE 3-8; Group 2: June 9-14
Over the course of the 6 days, athletes will work first-hand with local experts to build skill level and knowledge both in and out of the water. Topics will include the following:

  • Safety considerations and materials
  • Risk assessment
  • Understanding the characteristics of Teahupo’o and the conditions that will be
  • Helmet use/safety
  • Jet-ski lift assistance for accessing the wave and considerations
  • Entry and exit from the wave/zones
  • Swell direction
  • Management of challenging conditions
  • Video analysis from training sessions
  • More


The ISA places significant importance on knowledge transfer and recognizes the opportunity for the ATC to benefit other athletes other than just those participating in-person. During the 2023 ISA ATC, the ISA recorded an “Equipment Preparation”, “How to Survive a Wipeout” and “Learning the Lineup” to share with the global audience of athletes who can learn from this program from years to come. The 2024 ATC will continue to expand upon these legacy initiatives by recording additional video(s) with the highlights being showcased in the following ways:

  • Highlight Videos
  • Recorded athlete webinars
  • Knowledge transfer between athletes and corresponding NFs + NOCs
  • Teahupo’o Overview Video

Stay tuned for more information.

All 2024 ISA WSG athletes are invited to submit an Expression of Interest > for participation in the ATC.

All Expression of Interests must be received by the closing of 2024 ISA WSG to be considered for participation.

If you have any questions or need assistance please contact [email protected]

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