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Holding period continues for Outerknown Tahiti Pro
Small, Inconsistent surf has forced another lay-day at the Outerknown Tahiti Pro. Credit: © WSL / Poullenot

Holding period continues for Outerknown Tahiti Pro

The 10th stop of the World Surf League is set to remain in holding for another day, with organisers calling the event off due to inconsistent surf and hopes of building waves in the coming days.

The 10th stop of the World Surf League is set to remain in holding for another day, with organisers calling the event off due to inconsistent surf and hopes of building waves in the coming days.

The event was put on hold a number of times throughout the morning, hoping that the conditions would fill in, it did start to build, but the wait between sets proved too long to conduct the three-person heats needed for the opening round.

“We gave it every opportunity today, but the swell hasn’t quite materialized as we were hoping it would,” said Renato Hickel, WSL Director of Tours and Competition. “It definitely picked up through the morning and we did begin to see some decent waves come through, but the wait in between good waves was too long so we will call it off today and look again in the morning. The good news is the swell is the best it has been in over a week and should continue to improve into the coming days, and with that being said, we should get a start to competition very soon.”

Event organisers will reconvene to make another call on the Outerknown Tahiti Pro tomorrow, Tuesday, August 16, at 6:45 a.m. TAHT

Holding period continues for Outerknown Tahiti Pro
Vahine Fierro and Coral Gardeners at the We Are One Ocean Activation on August 10, 2022 at Teahupo’o, Tahiti, French Polynesia. (Photo by Damien Poullenot/World Surf League)

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Holding period continues for Outerknown Tahiti Pro
Small, Inconsistent surf has forced another lay-day at the Outerknown Tahiti Pro. Credit: © WSL / Poullenot

Holding period continues for Outerknown Tahiti Pro

The 10th stop of the World Surf League is set to remain in holding for another day, with organisers calling the event off due to inconsistent surf and hopes of building waves in the coming days.

The 10th stop of the World Surf League is set to remain in holding for another day, with organisers calling the event off due to inconsistent surf and hopes of building waves in the coming days.

The event was put on hold a number of times throughout the morning, hoping that the conditions would fill in, it did start to build, but the wait between sets proved too long to conduct the three-person heats needed for the opening round.

“We gave it every opportunity today, but the swell hasn’t quite materialized as we were hoping it would,” said Renato Hickel, WSL Director of Tours and Competition. “It definitely picked up through the morning and we did begin to see some decent waves come through, but the wait in between good waves was too long so we will call it off today and look again in the morning. The good news is the swell is the best it has been in over a week and should continue to improve into the coming days, and with that being said, we should get a start to competition very soon.”

Event organisers will reconvene to make another call on the Outerknown Tahiti Pro tomorrow, Tuesday, August 16, at 6:45 a.m. TAHT

Holding period continues for Outerknown Tahiti Pro
Vahine Fierro and Coral Gardeners at the We Are One Ocean Activation on August 10, 2022 at Teahupo’o, Tahiti, French Polynesia. (Photo by Damien Poullenot/World Surf League)

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