Where is the Tahiti Pro?
Billabong Pro Teahupoo is a professional surfing competition of the World Surf League held at the break Teahupo'o in Taiarapu, Tahiti. The Billabong Pro Teahupoo was founded in 1999 and has been recognized as "one of the world's heaviest big wave competitions".
Why was the Tahiti Pro Cancelled?
The World Surf League (WSL) today announces the cancellation of the Tahiti Pro, following the French Government's declared state of emergency for French Polynesia due to COVID-19 and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) moving French Polynesia into a Level 4 zone and advising people not to travel.
Where are surfing competitions held?
The Vans Triple Crown of Surfing It takes typically takes place each year in late fall and early winter in Hawaii on Oahu's North Shore. It consists of the Reef Hawaiian Pro at Haleiwa Alii Beach Park, the Vans World Cup of Surfing at Sunset Beach, and the Billabong Pipe Masters at Banzai Pipeline.
Why is Teahupoo Cancelled?
On Thursday, the WSL announced the cancelation of the Tahiti Pro amid rising COVID-19 cases in French Polynesia and a state of emergency issued by the French government.
Why are Teahupoo waves so big?
Storms that move into the Southwest Pacific are closer to Tahiti and in a fully exposed swell window, enabling them to deliver more consistent swells that vary from short to long period. This area of the basin delivers most of the significant SW/S swell events for Teahupoo, including most of the XXL events.
Why did the WSL cancel Tahiti?
World Surf League Cancels Tahiti Event Due to COVID-19 State of Emergency. Jesse Miley-Dyer announced today during the World Surf League broadcast of the Corona Open Mexico that the WSL has canceled the Tahiti event because of COVID-19 concerns.