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Surf City El Salvador – June 6, 2023
Huge swell inundated Surf City for day seven of the 2023 Surf City El Salvador ISA World Surfing Games (WSG). Triple overhead sets marched down the coast, setting the scene for an incredible day of surfing. Men and women alternated throughout the day, moving through main rounds 5 and 6 and repechage rounds 8-10.
The results of the final heat of the day delivered the news that Tahitian local Vahine Fierro (FRA) had clinched the European women’s slot for the Paris 2024 Olympic Games. As one of two athletes in the draw to call the Paris 2024 Olympic Surfing venue of Tahiti home, Fierro was extremely excited to solidify her slot in El Salvador and prepare for the Olympic Games to come to her.
“Teahupo’o is a very special place to me,” Fierro said. “It’s where I got my best waves ever, surrounded by really kind people that help me learn and push myself in that kind of waves. I’m feeling so excited to be an Olympian for the first time at home. I couldn’t ask for better, this point right now is the best ever. I’m really looking forward to putting the time in over there and figuring out how I can win that gold medal.”