Women’s Tour Returns to Tahiti for Second-Consecutive Year
Regarded as one of the heaviest waves on the planet, Teahupo’o challenges the world’s best in ways no other stop on Tour does. With a fully-committed drop into a thick tube over a shallow, razor-sharp, coral reef competitors need nearly as much courage as they do skill to post scores at this lefthander. Teahupo’o is without a doubt one of the most dangerous waves on the Championship Tour.
The 2022 CT season saw the women’s Tour return to Tahiti for the first time in almost two decades. With another year of experience at Teahupo’o, as well as a number of fresh faces known for charging waves of consequence, this year’s Shiseido Tahiti Pro is expected to see the world’s best women raise the bar higher than ever before. Tour veterans Carissa Moore (HAW), Tatiana Weston-Webb (BRA), and Johanne Defay (FRA) are experienced in heavy waves and will be threats at Teahupo’o. But, they will be up against the new generation of fearless talents including Molly Picklum (AUS), Caitlin Simmers (USA), and Bettylou Sakura Johnson (HAW) who have all shown they won’t pull back when the waves get heavy.