Paris 2024 President Tony Estanguet has made his first visit to Tahiti since it was selected as the Olympic surfing location ©Getty Images

Paris 2024 President Tony Estanguet has visited Tahiti for the first time since the French Polynesian island was named as the surfing location for the upcoming Olympic Games.

Estanguet, a three-time Olympic canoeing champion, is accompanied by the Paris 2024 sports director Jean-Philippe Gatien.

The trip coincides with the Tahiti Pro event in the event of the World Surf League (WSL) Championships Tour, scheduled from August 11 to 22.

The WSL contest is on the same Teahupo'o wave due to host surfing come Paris 2024

"Incredible day of discussions and shared sports practice (canoeing, kayaking and surfing) with members of the Paris 2024 Club, as part of exploring the Olympic Games course", wrote Estanguet on Twitter.

"Many thanks to the Polynesian athletes for their participation and commitment!"

Estanguet's visit will give him the opportunity to visit the proposed Athletes' Village site and assess the readiness of the competition venue.

Radio 1 in Tahiti reports that land disputes and concern over storm swells could see Olympic Village plans modified.

Competitors staying on boats is one alternative that has been floated.

Relations between some inhabitants of Teahupo'o and Paris 2024 are also said to be under strain as some are protesting proposed works at the marina and the choice of the Puunui Hotel to house athletes.

Estanguet is also meeting French Polynesia President Édouard Fritch and interim High Commissioner Éric Requet on the trip.

Surfing is due to make its second Olympic appearance at Paris 2024 after debuting at the postponed Tokyo 2020 last year.