First-of-its-kind program with Olympic Solidarity’s support in Teahupo’o, Tahiti
Teahupo’o, Tahiti – July 28, 2023
For the very first time, the ISA hosted an Athlete Training Camp (ATC) ahead of the Paris 2024 Olympic Games, held at the Olympic Venue for Surfing for Paris 2024, Teahupo’o, Tahiti.
Due to the unparalleled nature of the waves in Teahupo’o, the program was created for the benefit of athletes who have little to no experience in the powerful reef break, but who have qualified or likely to qualify for the Paris 2024 Olympic Games. The ISA partnered with the International Olympic Committee’s (IOC) Olympic Solidarity Program to run the program.
The selected surfers spent a week under the coaching of Tahitian surfing legend Tereva David. The ATC featured targeted training on line up/reef awareness, tactical skill development, water safety, jet ski rescue, video analysis and more.
The surfers in attendance included those who already qualified for Paris 2024 through the 2023 ISA World Surfing Games as well as those with a good chance of qualifying through the upcoming Santiago 2023 Pan American Games and/or 2024 ISA World Surfing Games.