2024 Olympic Surfing at Teahupo’o: What Could Possibly Go Wrong?

March 20, 2023

Recent headlines concerning Kelly Slater’s Olympic aspirations has me thinking about the 2024 Paris Games, and the surfing event to be held at Teahupo’o, Tahiti, where, if by the sport’s expressed standard everything goes right, it could all go terribly wrong.

This dire prediction has nothing to do with imagining the complexities involved in holding an Olympic event 15,706 kilometers away from the main Olympic site in France. The Inertia