December 19th 2023
On December 9th, the ISA sent a proposal to the French Polynesian Government and Paris 2024 organizers to run the Olympic Surfing competition in Teahupoo, without building a new aluminum tower on the reef.
The ISA proposal included judging the competition remotely, with live images shot from land, water and drones.
Subsequently the French Polynesian Government decided to go forward with a plan to build a new aluminum tower on the reef.
The determination that the existing wooden judging tower, used up until August 2023, was not legally compliant, was taken by the Government of French Polynesia.
We are ready to work together with all the stakeholders in the best interests of the sport, the environment and the local community.
The ISA proposal can be found in the link (here).